I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use (anti hemorrhoidals)? Is (anti hemorrhoidals) safe for nursing mother and child? Does (anti hemorrhoidals) extracts into breast milk? Does (anti hemorrhoidals) has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can (anti hemorrhoidals) influence milk supply or can (anti hemorrhoidals) decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

(anti hemorrhoidals) lactation summary

(anti hemorrhoidals) is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for (anti hemorrhoidals) is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of (anti hemorrhoidals) is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that (anti hemorrhoidals) does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of (anti hemorrhoidals) safe in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher 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.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About (anti hemorrhoidals) usage in lactation

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.

Alternate Drugs for Vasoprotectives: Antihemorrhoidals, Antivaricose and Capillary stabilizing agents. ATC C05

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