Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray 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 Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray.

What is Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray used for?


For the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints due to: simple backache arthritis strains bruises sprains

Brief: Camphor External Analgesic Menthol External Analgesic

What are the risk associated with Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?

Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray high risk while breastfeeding
Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray consists two active ingredients Camphor (synthetic) and Menthol and as per our analysis of both we have determined the Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray is unsafe during breastfeeding. We recommend you to check both ingredients below for better understanding of Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray in breastfeeding.

Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray Breastfeeding Analsys


Camphor (synthetic) while Breastfeeding

Unsafe

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.

Menthol while Breastfeeding

Safe

Herb which is widely used by many cultures. It has been used even for pain relief during pregnancy and colicky pain in fussy babies (without proved data on this). Since it is non toxic at appropriate dose and a tiny excretion into breast milk of active metabolite Menthol, a moderate consumption is believed compatible while breastfeeding. Dessicated leaves and essential oil of the plant that contains Menthol are used. Properties that have been demonstrated and approved indications are: as spasmolytic for Dyspepsia, Irritable Colon and flatulence. It has been used for the treatment of cracked nipple with best results than placebo or Lanolin. Although with no proven effectiveness, it is traditionally used for cough relief, common cold, pain or itching by local application or inhalation. Overdosing of essential oil may be harmful. Do not expose infants to inhalation of products that contain Menthol (irritation of the air way) In case of use on the nipple, do it after feeding the baby and cleanse thoroughly the surface before the next one.


Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray Breastfeeding Analsys - 2


Menthol while Breastfeeding



Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) contains menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate as major ingredients. Minor ingredients include 1,8-cineole, pulegone, bitter substances, caffeic acid, flavonoids, and tannins. Peppermint is a purported galactogogue; however, no scientifically valid clinical trials support this use.[1] Galactogogues should never replace evaluation and counseling on modifiable factors that affect milk production.[2] Topical peppermint gel and solutions have been studied for the prevention of pain and cracked nipples and areolas in nursing women. The peppermint preparations were more effective than placebo and expressed breastmilk, and about as effective as lanolin,[3][4][5][6] although a meta-analysis concluded that application of nothing or breastmilk may be superior to lanolin, but good studies are lacking.[7] Menthol is excreted into breastmilk in small quantities; the excretion of other components have not been studied. Peppermint is "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) as a food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Large doses can cause heartburn, nausea and vomiting. Allergic reactions, including headache, have been reported to menthol. If peppermint is used on the nipples, it should be used after nursing and wiped off before the next nursing. 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.



What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray?

We have already established that Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray 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.


I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray, is it safe?

If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray then there must be good reason for that as Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.


If I am using Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Pain Relieving | Camphor, Menthol Spray 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