Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment Breastfeeding
There are high number of clear evidence that breastfeeding provides best nutrition that you can give to your baby. It is also evident that lactation is good for mothers health as well. Evolution has designed breastfeeding in a way that it caters all nutritional need of your child. However modern medicine is quite new for evolution, that is why mothers body is not well prepared to filter unnecessary chemical found in medicines. It becomes a necessity to figure out which drug is safe and which drug is dangerous for your newborn while nursing. In this article we will understand function of Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment and its suitability with breastfeeding.

What is Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment used for?


Directions Cleanse skin gently with mild skin cleanser. Pat dry or allow to air dry. Apply a thin layer of Caladrox Ointment to reddened or irritated skin 2-4 times daily or after each incontinent episode or diaper change to promote comfort and long lasting protection

Purpose: Uses A moisture barrier that prevents and helps heal skin irritation from Urine, diarrhea, perspiration, fistula drainge, feeding tube site leakage, wound drainage (peri-wound skin), minor burns, cuts, scrapes, itching

What are the risk associated with Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?

Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment safe for breastfeeding
Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment is primarily made of two things Menthol, Zinc cation. What we have done here is we have analyzed Menthol for its impact on breastfeeding and analyzed Zinc cation for its impact on breastfeeding. Our analysis of Menthol and Zinc cation suggests that Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment is probably safe in breastfeeding however we suggest you to check detail about both below.

Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment Breastfeeding Analsys


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.

Zinc cation while Breastfeeding

Safe

CAS Number: 1314-13-2

It is used topically as an astringent and skin protector, very often together with small amounts of Ferric Oxide to form Calamine (see specific info). It is a product compatible with breastfeeding according to WHO Essential Medicine’s List - 2002.It is also used in dental hygiene products and cosmetics. Widely used for skin protection of the diaper area in infants. Because of the small dose used and poor absorption into plasma of most topical dermatological preparations, excretion into breastmilk in significant amount appears to be unlikely. Do not apply on the breast to prevent infant ingestion; otherwise, wash it off thoroughly with water before the next breast feed.


Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment 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 I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment?

It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment and have used it then do not panic as Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.


I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment, is it safe?

Usage of Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.


If I am using Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Caladrox | Menthol, Zinc Oxide Ointment 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