Last update: March 9, 2021


High Risk for breastfeeding

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives).
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Alcaloide isoquinolínico contenido en alta concentración en plantas como el hidrastis, el agracejo, la uva de Oregón y otras.
Se ha utilizado como saborizante en alimentos y bebidas alcohólicas. Posee actividad antimicrobiana.

A fecha de última actualización no encontramos datos publicados sobre su excreción en leche materna.

La berberina, a determinados dosis, puede provocar gastritis, nefritis, fototoxicidad e ictericia grave por desplazamiento de la bilirrubina ligada a la albumina: riesgo de kernicterus en recién nacidos, mayor en caso de déficit de Glucosa-6PD (Rad 2017, Chan 1993).

Dadas su falta de indicaciones comprobadas y su posible toxicidad, su consumo habitual es prescindible y más durante la lactancia.

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We do not have alternatives for Berberine.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Berberine in other languages or writings:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Berberine in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. Baja - poor %
Molecular weight 336 daltons


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