Acne | Biovea Breastfeeding

It is a well known fact that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk provides minerals, vitamins and antibodies in most acceptable format when they need it. Nutrition taken by mother passes to breast-milk and same thing applies to medicines taken by mothers. Not all drugs cause problem for baby but some do. Lets analyze if Acne | Biovea is safe for baby while breastfed.

What is Acne | Biovea used for?

Advanced homeopathic oral spray for the temporary relief of pimples, blemishes, redness and inflammation associated with acne.† †These statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Is Acne | Biovea usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Acne | Biovea safe while breastfeeding
FDA does not regulate Acne | Biovea. There is no credible study done on safety of Acne | Biovea while breastfeeding, Same holds truth for almost all homeopathic medicines however homeopathic medicines go through a process called potentisation. In potentisation homeopathic preparation goes through repeated dilution and shaking. Homeopaths state that repeated dilution and shaking helps the body to heal naturally. Due to extreme dilution of active ingredients homeopathic medicines are mostly safe in breastfeeding, Hence we can consider Acne | Biovea as safe to use while breastfeeding.. Below we have provided analysis of its active ingredients. Safety rating of ingredients holds truth for herbal product but may not apply for homeopathic diluted drugs.

Acne | Biovea Breastfeeding Analsys

Centella asiatica while Breastfeeding


At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. It contains triterpenic saponins (asiaticoside and madecassoside), tannins, phytosterols and essential oil. Frequent and exaggerated use of triterpenes may cause liver damage. Properties that are attributed for topical use (some clinically tested) like are healing of wound and venous tonic. There is no proof on effectiveness when used by mouth. Because of a low or nil systemic absorption through skin or vaginal mucosa, the topical use is believed be compatible with breastfeeding. Do not use it on the breast or clean it thoroughly to avoid ingestion by the infant. Avoid oral administration.

Juglans regia leaf while Breastfeeding


It contains tannins and naphthoquinones. The E Commission of German Public Health Ministry accepts topical use only. The common systemic use as an anti-diarrheal and anti-hemorrhoid remedy has not been proved to be effective.

Potassium bromide while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 7447-40-7

Human milk has a potassium concentration of 13 meq/L, almost a half of rehydration solution content and a quarter of maximal IV recommended dose. Potassium supplementation does not alter milk concentration without increasing mother’s serum concentration, which is strictly limited from 3,5 to 5,5 meq/L.

Sodium sulfate while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 7727-73-3

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.

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Sulfur iodide while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 7704-34-9

Sulfur 5% to 10% in a petrolatum base is safe for topical use in children, including infants under 2 months of age.[1] This makes it a useful alternative to organic insecticides for treating scabies in nursing mothers; however, the petrolatum base makes undesirable for use on the breast.

Urtica urens while Breastfeeding

Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica and Urtica urens) preparations have been used in nursing mothers orally as a postpartum as a "tonic" for treating anemia;[1][2] and is a purported galactogogue;[2][3][4][5][6][7] however, no scientifically valid clinical trials support the safety and efficacy in nursing mothers or infants for any use. Galactogogues should never replace evaluation and counseling on modifiable factors that affect milk production.[8] Although stinging nettle is generally well tolerated in adults, topical use can cause urticaria when applied topically, and application on one mother's nipple resulted in allergic skin rash in her breastfed infant. It is probably best not to apply stinging nettle topically to the breast while breastfeeding. Dietary supplements do not require extensive pre-marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Manufacturers are responsible to ensure the safety, but do not need to the safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements before they are marketed. Dietary supplements may contain multiple ingredients, and differences are often found between labeled and actual ingredients or their amounts. A manufacturer may contract with an independent organization to verify the quality of a product or its ingredients, but that does certify the safety or effectiveness of a product. Because of the above issues, clinical testing results on one product may not be applicable to other products. More detailed information #about dietary supplements# is available elsewhere on the LactMed Web site.

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Ledum palustre twig and Breastfeeding


Labrador tea is a plant. The leaves and flowering shoots are used to make medicine. People take Labrador tea for sore throat, chest congestion, coughs, lung infections, and other chest ailments. They also take it for diarrhea, kidney problems, joint and muscle pain (rheumatism), headache, and cancer.

Women use it to cause an abortion or treat female disorders.Some people add Labrador tea to bath water or apply it directly to the skin to treat skin problems. The flowers and leaves of the plant are used to prepare tea. However, frequent intake of the same have some side effects like headaches, indigestion, cramps, and vomiting.

Labrador tea has narcotic properties. If taken in concentrations that are too high, it can cause symptoms of intoxication that can lead to paralysis and death. Due to its narcotic properties Its likely unsafe to use Labrador tea if you are breastfeeding. If you are pregnant It might cause an abortion.

Thuja occidentalis leafy twig and Breastfeeding

Low Risk

Thuja is one of the most common remedies used for warts. Topical Usage of Thuja for wart is likely safe while breastfeeding. We do not have sufficient safety usage data for Thuja oral consumption, However its likely unsafe to use thuja orally while breastfeeding.

Warning: Tropical usage in breast area shall be avoided to prevent the Thuja passing orally in Infants.

Urtica urens and Breastfeeding

Low Risk

Warning: Best not to apply Urtica Urens topically to the breast while breastfeeding

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Acne | Biovea?

Due to high dilution of ingredients in homeopathic medicines they do not create much problem for baby. Acne | Biovea is a homeopathic medicine and if your baby does not have any abnormal symptoms then there is nothing to worry about. Be careful with too much usage of ethanol based homeopathic medicines during breastfeeding.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Acne | Biovea, is it safe?

Homeopathic medicines are usually safe in breastfeeding and if Acne | Biovea has been recommended by doctor then there should be no concern about its usage in breastfeeding.

If I am using Acne | Biovea, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not exactly.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Acne | Biovea in breastfeeding?

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

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

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

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