Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus while Breastfeeding
Breast milk is superior in nutrition, It provides resistance against infections and allergies, It is naturally sterile. Despite all the advantages of breastfeeding some mothers choose to pause the breastfeeding in fear of harmful effects of medicines passing in breast milk. Are you wondering about breastfeeding and using Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus ? Know what is Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus and how it can affect your breast milk and whether Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus is safe for your kid or not.

What is Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus used for?


helps prevent and reduce: plaque gingivitis

Purpose: Active ingredients Purposes Eucalyptol 0.092% Menthol 0.042% Methyl salicylate 0.060% Antiplaque/antigingivitis Thymol 0.064%

I am currently breastfeeding and I want to know if using Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus is safe for my kid? Does it have any effect on milk production?

Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus high risk while breastfeeding
There are total 4 active ingredients in Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus which makes it a complicated task to assess the effect of Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus on breastfeeding. Here on drlact after analyzing all 4 ingredients we have reached on conclusion that Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus is unsafe in breastfeeding. Below is our summarized analysis of Eucalyptol, Menthol, unspecified form, Methyl salicylate, Thymol.

Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus Breastfeeding Analsys


Eucalyptol while Breastfeeding

Unsafe

CAS Number: 470-82-6

On last update no relevant published data on breastfeeding were found. Because of essential oil toxicity its use is not recommended except with of an occasional and moderate manner. Produces a change in odour and flavour of milk that may cause rejection by the infant. When topically used it is safe while breastfeeding provided it is not applied on the nipple. Leaves of tree are used. Contains essential oil (Eucalyptol), tannins, terpenes, flavonoids, phenolic acids. Suggested properties (not clinically tested): Expectorant, Mucolytic, Anti-septic. Eucalyptol is neurotoxic and may induce seizures. An over-dosing is potentially lethal. Not indicated for children under 4 years old.

Menthol, unspecified form 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.

Methyl salicylate while Breastfeeding

Safe

CAS Number: 69-72-7

It is topically used as a keratolytic, antiseptic, antifungal, dermatological and stomatological agent. At last update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found . Systemic absorption (distribution into the body) depends on the concentration of the product used and the duration of application. Absorption may reach 10 to 25% of the total amount applied on the skin. It is recommended not to use during lactation in large areas of skin or for prolonged periods. Available data on the elimination of Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin-ASA) in breast milk indicates it is clinically insignificant.No cases have been reported on Reye's syndrome by ASA through the breast milk which is considered very unlikely to occur with isolated and/or small doses used as antithrombotic treatments and anti-abortion measures, even less after application on the skin or topically in the mouth. Do not apply on the breast to prevent ingestion by the infant. If necessary, apply it after the feed and wipe it off thoroughly with water before the next feed.


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Menthol, unspecified form 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.

Methyl salicylate while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 69-72-7

No information is available on the clinical use of salicylic acid on the skin during breastfeeding. Because it is unlikely to be appreciably absorbed or appear in breastmilk, it is considered safe to use during breastfeeding.[1] Avoid application to areas of the body that might come in direct contact with the infant's skin or where the drug might be ingested by the infant via licking.


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Thymol and Breastfeeding

Safe

On latest update no relevant data related to breastfeeding were found. A widely used herb as condiment in food preparation and as infusion tea. Because a lack of toxicity when used at appropriate dose, infrequent or moderate use may be compatible while breastfeeding. Shrub. Florid summits are used. Contains essential oil, (Thymol, Carvone) flavonoids, tannins, terpenes, Phytoestrogens and Phytogestagens. Essential oil is irritant. Although Phytoestrogens are present in low amount, it is known that Estrogens can decrease milk production. Unproven effects: expectorant, anti-spasmodic. (Not clinically tested) Indications by European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Commission E of German Ministry of Health: dry cough, bronchitis.



What if I already have used Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus?

We have already established that Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus 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 Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus, what to do?

If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus then there must be good reason for that as Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.


If I am using Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Fresh Citrus 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