Is Acitretin compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Acitretin?


June 30, 2015 (High Risk)

Synthetic retinoid derivated from vitamin A.

Despite a low amount secreted through the breast milk (<2% of the equivalent maternal dose), some authorities think that product's toxicity justifies to avoid it during breastfeeding.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.


We do not have alternatives for Acitretin.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.


  • Etretin


  • أسيتريتين (Arabic)
  • Ацитретин (Cyrillic)
  • 阿维A (Chinese)
  • シトレチン (Japanese)


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