Last update Dec. 26, 2017

Na2SO4

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Osmotic laxatives are often used to cleanse the bowel before medical procedures.
They base their action on the very little or nothing they are absorbed and by this means forcing the water to enter the intestine with the result of watery diarrhea.

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

Another laxative with similar estructure which is Sodium Picosulfate (see specific info) is not excreted into breast milk

Be aware of drinking enough fluids to avoid dehydration of the nursing mother who is already loosing water by producing about 1 liter of milk a day.


See below the information of this related product:

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Na2SO4 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.

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Other names

Na2SO4 is Sodium Sulfate in Molecular formula.

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Tradenames

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. baja - Poor %
Molecular weight 322 daltons

References

  1. Friedrich C, Richter E, Trommeshauser D, de Kruif S, van Iersel T, Mandel K, Gessner U. Absence of excretion of the active moiety of bisacodyl and sodium picosulfate into human breast milk: an open-label, parallel-group, multiple-dose study in healthy lactating women. Drug Metab Pharmacokinet. 2011 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. Mahadevan U, Kane S. American gastroenterological association institute technical review on the use of gastrointestinal medications in pregnancy. Gastroenterology. 2006 Jul;131(1):283-311. Review. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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