I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Guarana? Is Guarana safe for nursing mother and child? Does Guarana extracts into breast milk? Does Guarana has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Guarana influence milk supply or can Guarana decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Guarana is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Guarana may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research indicates that Guarana may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
- Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Guarana low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
- While using Guarana We suggest monitoring child for possible reactions. It is also important to understand that side effects vary largely based on age of breastfed child and time of medication in addition to dosage.
- 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.
Seeds of this climbing plant which is native from the Amazon area and has spread throughout South America are used.It contains alkaloids, xanthines (caffeine 1 to 7%, theobromine 0.01 to 0.2%, and 0.01 to 0.3% theophylline) and tannins. Unproven properties are: nervous stimulant, diuretic, bronchodilator.Indications according to Commission E of the German Health Ministry: noneIndications approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are: states of fatigue and weakness Components appear as a part of many drinking brands, teas, capsules and tablets with energizing and slimming purposes.There are reports on many cases of seizures and cardiac arrhythmias poisoning associated to their consumption. At latest update no published data were found on excretion into breast milk, however, it is well known that xanthines are excreted in the breast milk, so consumption should not exceed an amount equivalent to 300 mg of caffeine a day during lactation. See also info on Coffee and Caffeine when used as medication.
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