Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid while 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 Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid.

What is Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid used for?


For relief of occasional constipation (irregularity). This product generally produces a stimulus and bowel movement in 2 to 15 minutes.

Is using Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid unsafe in breastfeeding? Can there be bad consequences for baby if I use it while breastfeeding?

Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid safe for breastfeeding
Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid is primarily made of two things Docusate sodium, Benzocaine. What we have done here is we have analyzed Docusate sodium for its impact on breastfeeding and analyzed Benzocaine for its impact on breastfeeding. Our analysis of Docusate sodium and Benzocaine suggests that Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid is probably safe in breastfeeding however we suggest you to check detail about both below.

Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid Breastfeeding Analsys


Docusate sodium while Breastfeeding

Safe

CAS Number: 10041-19-7

Anionic surfactant that acts as an emollient laxative. It is also used to treat the retention of ear cerumen. It is minimally absorbed in the duodenum-jejunum and excreted in the bile. No problems have been observed in infants whose mothers were treated, except one case of diarrhea that was possibly due to other laxative medication took by the mother (Greenhalf 1973). The Institute at the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) consideres it to be compatible while breastfeeding (Mahadevan 2006).

Benzocaine while Breastfeeding

Safe

CAS Number: 94-09-7

At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Topical anesthetics (intended for dermatological or oral use) when properly used, show limited systemic absorption which is practically nil, with nil or non-significant systemic levels in the plasma and breast milk. Benzocaine may induce appearance of methemoglobinemia and systemic toxicity if absorbed. Avoid use on the breast, otherwise, in case of use on the nipple, let it be done after a feed and wipe it out by thoroughly washing with water before the next feed. Do not apply creams, gels and other products that would contain paraffin (mineral oil) to avoid absorption by the infant since it is a hydrocarbon-derived substance.


Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid Breastfeeding Analsys - 2


Docusate sodium while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 10041-19-7

Docusate is minimally absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and therefore the drug is unlikely to be found in the maternal serum or breastmilk. Laxatives that are completely unabsorbed may be preferred.[2]

Benzocaine while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 94-09-7

Topical benzocaine has not been studied during breastfeeding, but is unlikely to affect her breastfed infant if it is applied away from the breast. Benzocaine should not be applied to the breast or nipple, because the infant may ingest the drug during nursing and it has been associated with severe methemoglobinemia.



What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid?

Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.


My health care provider has asked me to use Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid, what to do?

Usage of Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.


If I am using Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Docusol Plus | Docusate Sodium W/benzocaine Liquid 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