Last update Sept. 30, 2014
Very Low Risk
Products that are topically used with a variety of components like: Anesthetics (Benzocaine, Cinchocaine, Lidocaine …), steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Betamethasone, Hydrocortisone, Prednisolone, Triamcinolone ….) mucosa protectors (Zinc oxide), antibiotics (Neomycin, Tyrothricin ….) Ruscogenin, Esculin, Ephedrine, Phenylephrine, Calcium dobesilate and other substances.
Because of harmlessness of these products and a proven low absorption, they are thought to be safe while breastfeeding.
Consider avoiding use of those containing Ephedrine and Phenylephrine since they may cause tachycardia, palpitations and restlessness.
For more information (pharmacokinetics, references) please check details at the manufacturer info sheet.
We do not have alternatives for (anti hemorrhoidals) since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana of Spain
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM