What is the significance of topical agents excreted in breast milk of women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Although small amounts of the topical agents are absorbed and thus may be excreted in breast milk, the concentrations are much lower than those with the oral forms of the same medications. These medications are probably reasonably safe in breastfeeding.


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