Last update: Aug. 26, 2019
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
A semisynthetic cellulose derivative, inert and viscoelastic polymer with thickening, bioadhesive and solubility enhancing properties.
It is used as a pharmaceutical coating to modify its intestinal release and prolong its effect, in preparations for the management of wounds, in artificial saliva preparations and as a lubricant in the form of eye drops.
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.
Since it is a derivative of cellulose, it is not absorbed either in the intestine or as an ophthalmological preparation (AEMPS 2018), so it is highly unlikely to appear in breastmilk.
Its very high molecular weight makes it unlikely that it will pass into milk in significant amounts.
It is an inert product that is not metabolized and is devoid of toxicity, lacking systemic side effects.
The manufacturer consider the use of this medication to be safe during breastfeeding (AEMPS 2018, Allergan 2014).
We do not have alternatives for Carmellose since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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