Modern medicine has evolved so much so that sooner or later every breastfeeding mother needs to take it in one form or other. Medication that is present in mothers blood will transfer into her breast milk to some extent. Most drugs do so at low levels and pose no real risk to infants but then there are some exceptions. In This post will discuss whether Ruta Grav Gel is safe in breast-feeding or not.
What is Ruta Grav Gel used for?
Condition listed above or as directed by the physician
Brief: USES Injuries, pains to exertion, overstrain; lameness and aching pain
Is Ruta Grav Gel usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
FDA does not regulate Ruta Grav Gel. There is no credible study done on safety of Ruta Grav Gel 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 Ruta Grav Gel 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.
I am nursing mother and I have already used Ruta Grav Gel, what should I do?
Due to high dilution of ingredients in homeopathic medicines they do not create much problem for baby. Ruta Grav Gel 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 Ruta Grav Gel, is it safe?
Homeopathic medicines are usually safe in breastfeeding and if Ruta Grav Gel has been recommended by doctor then there should be no concern about its usage in breastfeeding.
If I am using Ruta Grav Gel, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Ruta Grav Gel 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