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


December 15, 2008 (Very Low Risk)

Tensioactive substance with sclerosing properties.

Like others sclerosing products used to treat varices it does not trespass into the blood stream in significative amounts nor the breast milk when applied properly.


We do not have alternatives for Polidocanol since it is relatively safe.

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.