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


July 21, 2017 (Very Low Risk)

A short-term action Sulfonamide which is similar to Sulfathiazole (see specific info) that is locally used on vagina, eyes and skin.

At latest update relevant published data were not found on excretion into breast milk.

Because of the small dose used and poor absorption into plasma of most topical preparations for dermatological and ophthalmological issues, it is unlikely a significant excretion into breast milk.

As with other sulfonamides, caution is recommended when using it on preterm infants and newborns with hyperbilirubinemia. Avoid it on patients affected with deficit of Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (6-GPD). Monitor the appearance of jaundice in the infant.

See below the information of this related product:


We do not have alternatives for Sulfacetamide 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.


  • Sulfacetamide Sodium


  • σουλφακεταμίδη (Greek)
  • سولفاسيتاميد (Arabic)
  • Сульфацетамид (Cyrillic)
  • 磺胺醋酰 (Chinese)
  • スルファセタミド (Japanese)
  • C8H10N2O3S (Molecular formula)


  1. FDA. Sodium Sulfacetamide. FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses. 2015 Full text (in our servers)
  2. Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. Sulfacetamide. Drug Summary. 2012 Full text (in our servers)