Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment Breastfeeding
Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment.

What is Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment ?


•helps relieve the local itching and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids •temporarily shrinks hemorrhoidal tissue and relieves burning •temporarily provides a coating for relief of anorectal discomforts •temporarily protects the inflamed, irritated anorectal surface to help make bowel movements less painful

Brief: Protectant Vasoconstrictor

Is using Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment safe or dangerous while breastfeeding?

Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment low risk for breastfeeding
Task to evaluate the effect of Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment is quite difficult as it consist mainly 3 ingredients. However we have analyzed all 3 active ingredients and have reached a conclusion that Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment poses low risk while breastfeeding. Below we have summarized our analysis of each 3 ingredients.

Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment Breastfeeding Analsys


Mineral oil while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 8012-95-1

Mineral oil, paraffin or petroleum jelly is a saturated hydrocarbon derived from petroleum. The length of molecular chain may range from 15 to 40 carbons with a molecular weight between 200 and 600 daltons.It is used as a laxative, also in cosmetics, as emollient and as excipient in topical products for the skin. LAXATIVE: Mineral oils with more than 34 carbons (480 daltons) are not absorbed, or, only have minimal absorption through the intestine being this a reason for which those are that should be used on humans (Hagemann 1998). Infant daily intake should be nil or less than 4 mg / kg. For oils with less than 25 carbons daily intake should not exceed 0.2 mg / kg.When used as a laxative it has been suggested, (Mahadevan 2006), although weakly evidence based, that it may interfere with the absorption of liposoluble vitamins (Gattuso 1994).Infants whose mothers received this treatment did not suffer any change on their usual bowel movements (Baldwin 1963). COSMETICS as lotions and creams (body, hands or breast) and lipsticks are a source to accumulation of saturated hydrocarbons in body fat tissue (Concin 2011). Paraffin-containing breast creams significantly increase paraffin concentration in breastmilk (Noti 2003, Concin 2008) which is a reason to be avoided as they may increase the infant's daily intake to 40 mg / kg (Noti 2003). During breastfeeding it should be wise to avoid the use of paraffin-containing creams and/or having them restricted to a minimum, not to apply them on the breast or only at least as possible when they are part of the excipient of an important topical treatment provided residual traces are been thoroughly removed before the next feeding at the breast. The use of mineral oil as a laxative should be replaced by other less risky product. Local injection of paraffin for allegedly aesthetic purposes (breast augmentation or others) is a common practice in Eastern and Southeastern Asia, has often serious complications (Alagaratnam 1996, Zekri 1996, Ho 2001, Markopoulos 2006) which is a practice pending of eradication (Di Benedetto 2002). Although published data on it is lacking, it is presumed that paraffin concentrations in breastmilk would be greatly increased in these cases.

Petrolatum while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 8012-95-1

Mineral oil, paraffin or petroleum jelly is a saturated hydrocarbon derived from petroleum. The length of molecular chain may range from 15 to 40 carbons with a molecular weight between 200 and 600 daltons.It is used as a laxative, also in cosmetics, as emollient and as excipient in topical products for the skin. LAXATIVE: Mineral oils with more than 34 carbons (480 daltons) are not absorbed, or, only have minimal absorption through the intestine being this a reason for which those are that should be used on humans (Hagemann 1998). Infant daily intake should be nil or less than 4 mg / kg. For oils with less than 25 carbons daily intake should not exceed 0.2 mg / kg.When used as a laxative it has been suggested, (Mahadevan 2006), although weakly evidence based, that it may interfere with the absorption of liposoluble vitamins (Gattuso 1994).Infants whose mothers received this treatment did not suffer any change on their usual bowel movements (Baldwin 1963). COSMETICS as lotions and creams (body, hands or breast) and lipsticks are a source to accumulation of saturated hydrocarbons in body fat tissue (Concin 2011). Paraffin-containing breast creams significantly increase paraffin concentration in breastmilk (Noti 2003, Concin 2008) which is a reason to be avoided as they may increase the infant's daily intake to 40 mg / kg (Noti 2003). During breastfeeding it should be wise to avoid the use of paraffin-containing creams and/or having them restricted to a minimum, not to apply them on the breast or only at least as possible when they are part of the excipient of an important topical treatment provided residual traces are been thoroughly removed before the next feeding at the breast. The use of mineral oil as a laxative should be replaced by other less risky product. Local injection of paraffin for allegedly aesthetic purposes (breast augmentation or others) is a common practice in Eastern and Southeastern Asia, has often serious complications (Alagaratnam 1996, Zekri 1996, Ho 2001, Markopoulos 2006) which is a practice pending of eradication (Di Benedetto 2002). Although published data on it is lacking, it is presumed that paraffin concentrations in breastmilk would be greatly increased in these cases.

Phenylephrine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 59-42-7

Used on topical decongestant solutions for nose drops at low concentration. 10% midriatic eye drops are available. Because low concentration is used on nose and ophtalmic drops a significant excretion into breast milk is unlikely. Low oral biodisponibility minimizes any risk of harmful effect in the infant. Authorized for nasal or ophtalmic use on children aged younger than 1 year. Although on latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found it is considered to be safe when minimal dose is used. Avoid excessive or long term use. A related drug Pseudoephedrine can inhibit milk production. It would be advisable to press on the lachrimal sac to minimize absorption.


Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment Breastfeeding Analsys - 2


Mineral oil while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 8012-95-1; 8020-83-5

Small amounts of mineral oil can be found in breastmilk, apparently from absorption of hydrocarbons from cosmetics over long periods of time. Because mineral oil is poorly absorbed orally, little or none will not reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants.[1] One small study supports the lack of effect of maternal mineral oil on the bowels of their breastfed infants. Oral use of mineral oil by the nursing mother is acceptable, although repeated use should be avoided because it may cause a deficiency of fat-soluble vitamins. The use of mineral oil or ointments containing mineral oil on or near the breast may expose the infant to high levels of mineral paraffins via licking.[2] Only water-miscible cream products should be applied to the breast.

Phenylephrine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 59-42-7

The oral bioavailability of phenylephrine is only about 40%,[1] so the drug is unlikely to reach the infant in large amounts. However, intravenous or oral administration of phenylephrine might decrease milk production. Because no information is available on the use of oral phenylephrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.Phenylephrine nasal spray or ophthalmic drops are less likely to decrease lactation. To substantially diminish the effect of the drug after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.



What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment?

During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment comes in category of low risk drug.


My doctor has prescribed me Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment, what should I do?

Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.


If I am using Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Smart Sense Hemorrhoidal | Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hcl Ointment in breastfeeding?

US
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

UK
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

Australia
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Canada
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week