It is a well known fact that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk provides minerals, vitamins and antibodies in most acceptable format when they need it. Nutrition taken by mother passes to breast-milk and same thing applies to medicines taken by mothers. Not all drugs cause problem for baby but some do. Lets analyze if Cystophylin is safe for baby while breastfed.
What is Cystophylin used for?
For the temporary relief of symptoms associated with minor urinary discomfort. Directions To be taken ten minutes away from food. Invert bottle and shake lightly allowing drops to fall directly under the tongue or into ¼ oz of water. Hold contents for about 20 seconds and swallow. To promote drop flow, invert bottle and shake before each use. Dosage frequency may be increased up to six times daily depending on the severity of symptoms. Adults and adolescents (12 years and older) Take 10 drops three times daily or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Children (under 12 years) Take under the direction of your healthcare practitioner.
Brief: Uses For the temporary relief of symptoms associated with minor urinary discomfort.
Is Cystophylin 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 Cystophylin. There is no credible study done on safety of Cystophylin 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 Cystophylin 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.
Cystophylin Breastfeeding Analsys
Berberis vulgaris root bark while Breastfeeding Dangerous
CAS Number: 84649-92-3
Roots and bark are used. It contains Berberine that may be a cause of gastritis, nephritis, phototoxicity and severe jaundice by displacement of albumin -linked bilirubin: higher risk of kernicterus to newborns, which is greater in cases of 6-Glucose-PD deficiency. It is popularly widely used, however, its effectiveness has not been shown. Use not approved by the Commission E of German Ministry of Health. It should be avoided.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Cystophylin?
Due to high dilution of ingredients in homeopathic medicines they do not create much problem for baby. Cystophylin 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 Cystophylin, is it safe?
Homeopathic medicines are usually safe in breastfeeding and if Cystophylin has been recommended by doctor then there should be no concern about its usage in breastfeeding.
If I am using Cystophylin, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Cystophylin 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