Gastrotone Breastfeeding

For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Gastrotone and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Gastrotone and some common side effects associated with Gastrotone.

What is Gastrotone used for?

May temporarily relieve indigesiton, nausea, retching, vomiting after eating or drinking, and minor burning in the stomach. ** **Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

Purpose: May temporarily relieve indigestion, nausea, retching, vomiting after eating or drinking, and minor burning in the stomach. ** **Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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

Gastrotone safe while breastfeeding
FDA does not regulate Gastrotone. There is no credible study done on safety of Gastrotone 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 Gastrotone 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.

Gastrotone Breastfeeding Analsys

Sambucus nigra flowering top while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 977002-47-3

Bush. Bark, leaves, roots, flowers and fruits are used for medicinal purposes in traditional medicine (diuretic, laxative, anti-infective for cold relief ...) without any scientific evidence on effectiveness.It contains flavonoids (quercetin, isoquercitin and rutin), phenolic acids, terpenes, minerals, tannins. Quercetin is excreted in breast milk in a concentration which increases with diets that contain products like elderberry. In the elderberry as well as other plants are contained endocrine disruptors that could display pro or counter-estrogen activity. Since it has no proven therapeutic benefit, it seems wise to avoid any consumption or doing it in very moderate way during lactation.

Arsenic trioxide while Breastfeeding


Used in the treatment of promyelocitic leukemia in adults.

Potassium dichromate while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 7778-50-9

Así como el Cromo (véase ficha) en estado trivalente (3+) y a dosis apropiadas carece de toxicidad y constituye un oligoelemento nutricional esencial, las sales hexavalentes (6+) de cromo tienen usos industriales (cromado), son oxidantes, corrosivas, irritantes, están catalogadas como carcinogenos 1A y mutágenos 1B (INSHT 2012, ATSDR 2012), pueden causar dermatitis de contacto y toxicidad crónica y aguda grave.El cromo 6+ se encuentra también en el humo de combustión del tabaco, en cosméticos (Hepp 2014) y en algunas prótesis osteoarticulares (Oppermann 2015). Los compuestos de cromo exavalente, por su peligrosidad, no tienen actualmente usos médicos. A nivel de riesgo laboral para la madre lactante, las frases (INSHT 2008) de riesgo (antiguas frases R, actualmente frases H de Hazard, peligro) o de prudencia (frases P) que deben aparecer en la ficha de seguridad de un producto son sólo dos:- H362 (ant. R64): "Puede perjudicar a los niños alimentados con leche materna"- P263: "Evitar el contacto durante el embarazo y la lactancia"Otras tres frases que se deben considerar durante la lactancia tienen relación con el poder cancerígeno, mutagénico o acumulativo de un producto:- H351 (ant. R40): "Posibles efectos cancerígenos" - H371 (ant. R68): "Posibilidad de efectos irreversibles" - H373 (ant. R33): "Peligro de efectos acumulativos" Basándose en la ausencia de estas frases en las fichas de seguridad del trióxido de cromo (Panreac 2012, INSHT 2005), no sería preciso apartar a la madre lactante de su puesto de trabajo, bastándole a la empresa con cumplir las exigencias legales de valores máximos de exposición ambiental y a la trabajadora las normas aconsejadas de prudencia (guantes, lavado de manos, cambio de ropa, etc. (Panreac 2012). Pero según la normativa europea vigente (Reglamento CE 2008) cuando un producto es carcinógeno y mutágeno, las madres lactantes trabajadoras no deben estar expuestas a mezclas, sean de sólidos, líquidos o gases, con límites de concentración superiores a 0,3%.Además resulta un anomalía el que estando clasificado como cancerígeno 1A, no se le aplique la frase H351 (R40). A la luz de toda la bibliografía, consideramos que la madre lactante no debería estar expuesta a compuestos hexavalentes de cromo en el ambiente laboral.

Lycopodium clavatum spore while Breastfeeding


Aerial summits and spores of this fern are used. Traditionally use as a diuretic and intestinal spasm relief drug. Also used for abrasions and skin irritation. It may be a cause of asthma and contact dermatitis.

Bismuth subnitrate while Breastfeeding


Bismuth salts are used alone or together with other components in preparations against gastritis and diarrhea.Bismuth salicylate contains about 60% bismuth and 40% salicylate. At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found. Bismuth is not absorbed into the systemic circulation of the mother. There may be a risk of absorption of salicylate in the case of bismuth salicylate, although in small quantity (<1% of the maternal dose), but no cases of Reye's syndrome have been reported after taking bismuth salicylate or other non-acetylated salicylate compounds. Due to the otherwise minimum risk of Reye's syndrome and the indiscriminate use of bismuth subsalicylate for treatment of gastroenteritis cannot be justifiable since most of gastroenteritis do not require medication instead a simply adequate hydration, a safer alternative should be desirable while breastfeeding, like the other salts of bismuth (citrate, etc).

Gastrotone Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Arsenic trioxide while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 1327-53-3

Most sources consider breastfeeding to be contraindicated during maternal antineoplastic drug therapy. It might be possible to breastfeed safely during intermittent therapy with an appropriate period of breastfeeding abstinence; the manufacturer recommends an abstinence period of 1 week after the last dose. Chemotherapy may adversely affect the normal microbiome and chemical makeup of breastmilk.[1] Women who receive chemotherapy during pregnancy are more likely to have difficulty nursing their infant.[2]

Gastrotone Breastfeeding Analsys - 3

Phosphorus and Breastfeeding


Next to calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body, making up about 1% of total body weight. Calcium, which gives strength to bones and teeth, needs to be combined with another mineral, such as phosphorous, to become stabilized before it can be effective.

Phosphorus also helps to release energy from food as it plays an important role in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein. Phosphorus is naturally found in many food sources and phosphorus supplementation while breastfeeding is mostly safe.

You can easily get all the phosphorus you need from a well-balanced diet (even though most prenatal vitamins dont contain phosphorus). For example, 2 cup of yogurt provides nearly all your phosphorus for the day.

Warning: Consuming high doses of phosphorus for a short time can cause diarrhea or stomach pain. The long term over-consumption of foods high in phosphorus can deplete calcium resources and lead to reduced bone mass, which means that bones are more likely to fracture.

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Gastrotone?

Due to high dilution of ingredients in homeopathic medicines they do not create much problem for baby. Gastrotone 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 Gastrotone, is it safe?

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

If I am using Gastrotone, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not exactly.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Gastrotone 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