Last update Sept. 19, 2016
Very Low Risk
Anionic surfactant that acts as an emollient laxative. It is also used to treat the retention of ear cerumen.
It is minimally absorbed in the duodenum-jejunum and excreted in the bile.
No problems have been observed in infants whose mothers were treated, except one case of diarrhea that was possibly due to other laxative medication took by the mother (Greenhalf 1973).
The Institute at the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) consideres it to be compatible while breastfeeding (Mahadevan 2006).
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.
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