I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Ergot Fungus? Is Ergot Fungus safe for nursing mother and child? Does Ergot Fungus extracts into breast milk? Does Ergot Fungus has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Ergot Fungus influence milk supply or can Ergot Fungus decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Ergot Fungus is 7 out of 8 which is considered Dangerous as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 7 indicates that usage of Ergot Fungus may cause toxic or severe side effects in breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research indicates that Ergot Fungus may cause moderate to high side effects or may affect milk supply in lactating mother.
- Our suggestion is to use safer alternate options rather than using Ergot Fungus .
- Usage of Ergot Fungus is in contradiction to breastfeeding hence if it is must to use Ergot Fungus and there is no better alternative available then breastfeeding shall be stopped permanently or temporarily.
- Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.
A parasitic fungus from the ear of some cereals, particularly rye, which since ancient times has caused epidemics of a serious disease, ergotism (Florea 2017, Belser 2013, Lee 2009). It has a complex composition, highlighting the ergoline alkaloids: lysergic acid amides such as ergometrine and ergopeptines such as ergotamine and ergotoxine (Florea 2017, Hulvová 2013) that act on adrenergic, dopaminergic and serotonergic receptors. Since the last update, we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk. Ergot alkaloids have oxytocic, vasoconstrictive and lactation-inhibiting effects by inhibiting prolactin, among many others (Florea 2017, Hulvová 2013, Lee 2010, Lee 2009). Indications from the German Ministry of Health’s Commission E: none. Due to its serious adverse reactions and toxicity, natural alkaloids are not used in therapy, and there are recommendations for their withdrawal from sale (EMA 2014). At present, semisynthetic derivatives such as methylergometrine, dihydroergotamine, dihydroergocristine, bromocriptine and lisuride are used, among others. See below the information of these related products:
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