Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops while Breastfeeding
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 Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops is safe for baby while breastfed.

What is Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops used for?


Directions adults and children 12 years and older: put 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) up to 3 times daily children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor

Purpose: Uses for the temporary relief of burning and irritation due to dryness of the eye for protection against further irritation

Can I continue breastfeeding if I am using Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops? How long does it stays in breast milk?

Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops low risk for breastfeeding
There are 3 ingredients used in manufacturing of Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops .Based on our analysis of Glycerin, Hypromelloses, Polyethylene glycol 400 i.e. all 3 ingredients we can conclude that Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops has low risk associated with breastfeeding. Below is the summarized detail of breastfeeding effects associated with all 3 ingredients.

Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops Breastfeeding Analsys


Glycerin while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 56-81-5

Glycerin or glycerol is a normal component of human tissues. Involved in lipid and galactose synthesis which is metabolized to glucose or glycogen.It is found naturally in breast milk, with a highest concentration in colostrum. When it is used rectally as a laxative, has little or no absorption. It has been used in preterm infants. The oral or intravenous administration is rarely used (extracellular edema, intracranial hypertension, diagnosis of Meniere's disease). A short half-life span makes it compatible with breastfeeding in these rare cases.It also compatible with intraocular administration. It has been used in creams and gels to treat pain and cracks of nipple during lactation without clear results on effectiveness. In those cases it should be cleaned thoroughly with water before the next breast suckling to prevent it could be swallowed by the infant, since a high intestinal absorption may induce an increased plasma osmolality that can result in dehydration of the infant.

Hypromelloses while Breastfeeding

Safe

CAS Number: 9004-65-3

We are working on a comment for this product.

Polyethylene glycol 400 while Breastfeeding

Safe

Osmotic laxative drug which is not absorbed. Long linear polymer. Molecular weight 1.000 to 35.000 daltons.



What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops?

During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops comes in category of low risk drug.


My doctor has prescribed me Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops, what should I do?

Though Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops dose not comes in category of safe drugs rather it comes in category of low risk but if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding your baby and has still recommended it then its advantages must be outweighing the risks.


If I am using Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Gericare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye | Glycerin Solution/ Drops 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