Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid Breastfeeding
Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid while breast-feeding.

What is Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid used for?

temporarily relieves cough associated with a cold

Brief: Cough suppressant

I am currently breastfeeding and I want to know if using Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid is safe for my kid? Does it have any effect on milk production?

Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid high risk while breastfeeding
As Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid is made of only Camphor (synthetic), and Camphor (synthetic) is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Camphor (synthetic) and Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid during location. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly. We also recommend you talk to your health care provider before making final decision.

Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid Breastfeeding Analsys

Camphor (synthetic) while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 76-22-2

Substance which can be extracted under distillation from the Camphor tree bark. Nowadays it is synthesized from the Turpentine. Used with creams and lotions as local anti-inflammatory agent. There is no proof of effectiveness as decongestant or expectorant when used in inhaled preparations, but as a toxic agent. Camphor is a highly lipophilic substance which is well absorbed by whatever via of administration (skin, inhalation, mouth) that crosses easily the cell membrane. Pharmacokinetic data support the likelihood of excretion into breast milk in a significant amount. Camphor has been shown to be toxic at low dose on infants in whom it may cause headache, vomiting, seizures and coma. It should never be administered by mouth. It is not appropriate its use during breastfeeding, and, in whatever case, it should not be applied on the mother's breast, since severe intoxications be occurred in infants after use of small ingested amounts. Be aware of not using it in the nostrils.

I am nursing mother and I have already used Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid, what should I do?

We have already established that Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid is not a good idea however if have already used and then breastfed the baby then you shall monitor the behavior and health of baby closely and inform your doctor as soon as possible. In case of emergency please call 911.

My health care provider has asked me to use Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid, what to do?

If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid then there must be good reason for that as Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.

If I am using Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Vicks Vaposteam | Camphor (synthetic) Liquid 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