Last update: Feb. 15, 2016

Red poppy

High Risk for breastfeeding


Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding several T½.
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Petals and herb seeds are used.
Components are: Isoquinoline alkaloids (Rhoeadine), polysaccharides and anthocyanins.
Attributed properties: antitussive and slightly sedative.
Indications according to the Commission E of the German Ministry of Health: none.

At latest update no published data on excretion in breast milk were found.

It has been used since antiquity to sedate children in many cultures
Poisoning has occurred by using it.

Because of sedative properties only a moderate and occasional use would be compatible with breastfeeding, out of the neonatal period with close monitoring for the occurrence of sedation or loss of appetite by the infant.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Red poppy.

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.

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Other names

Red poppy is also known as Common Poppy. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Red poppy in other languages or writings:

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Red poppy belongs to this group or family:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Red poppy in its composition:

References

  1. Günaydın YK, Dündar ZD, Çekmen B, Akıllı NB, Köylü R, Cander B. Intoxication due to Papaver rhoeas (Corn Poppy): Five Case Reports. Case Rep Med. 2015 Abstract
  2. Obladen M. Lethal Lullabies: A History of Opium Use in Infants. J Hum Lact. 2015 Abstract
  3. Kültür S. Medicinal plants used in Kirklareli Province (Turkey). J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 Abstract
  4. El-Masry S, El-Ghazooly MG, Omar AA, Khafagy SM, Phillipson JD. Alkaloids from Egyptian Papaver rhoeas. Planta Med. 1981 Abstract

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