Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel while Breastfeeding
Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel while breast-feeding.

What is usage and purpose of Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel ?

Sunscreen

I am currently breastfeeding and I want to know if using Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel is safe for my kid? Does it have any effect on milk production?

Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel high risk while breastfeeding
Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel consists two active ingredients Octinoxate and Octisalate and as per our analysis of both we have determined the Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel is unsafe during breastfeeding. We recommend you to check both ingredients below for better understanding of Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel in breastfeeding.

Octinoxate and Breastfeeding

Unsafe

Octinoxate (Octylmethoxycinnamate) has been detected in human urine, blood and breast milk and is known for moderate risk of skin allergy. Some studies suggest that Octinoxate has estrogen like effects however less than 1% skin penetration has been found in human laboratory studies. As not much study has been done on effects of Octinoxate during breast feeding its recommended to use safe alternatives.

Octyl Methoxycinnamate (OMC) is a frequently used UV-filter in sunscreens and other cosmetics. Octinoxate can be systemically absorbed after skin application, being found in the deeper layers of the stratum corneum as well as urine, plasma, and breast milk. The mean maximum plasma concentration detected after application of 2mg/cm2 sunscreen was 7ng/mL in women and 16ng/mL in men. FDA study found blood levels 13 times above cutoff for systemic exposure.

Several studies indicated that OMC acts as an endocrine disruptor due to the ability to interfere with endocrine system at different levels. In humans OMC exposure has minor, but statistically significant effects on the levels of testosterone and estradiol. Moreover, some studies suggested that OMC can interact with the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis.

Moreover, a study of offspring of dams treated with OMC (5001000 mg/kg/day) showed sex-dependent behavioral changes, namely decreased motor activity in females, but not in males, and improved spatial learning in males, suggesting that OMC can affect neuronal development, however the doses used in these experiments were extremely high, not relevant to possible human exposure.

Note: Study and data for tropical use only

Warning: High dosage shall be avoided as reproductive system, thyroid and behavioral alterations in animal studies has been found, Tropical usage in breast area shall be avoided to prevent the OCTINOXATE passing orally in Infants.

Octisalate and Breastfeeding

Low Risk

Octyl salicylate is an oil soluble chemical sunscreen agent that absorbs UVB radiation. It does not protect against UVA. Octyl salicylate is used to augment the UVB protection in a sunscreen. Salicylates are weak UVB absorbers and they are generally used in combination with other UV filters

Octisalate rarely causes allergies in tropical usage. Not much study has been done on effects of topical usage of Octisalate during breast feeding however it is known to penetrate the skin hence its better to use other alternatives.

FDA study found blood levels 10 times above cutoff for systemic exposure, skin penetration in lab studies has been observed

Note: Study and data for tropical use only

Warning: Tropical usage in breast area shall be avoided to prevent the Octisalate passing orally in Infants.


I am nursing mother and I have already used Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel, what should I do?

If you observer abnormal behavior or any other health issue in infant then you should immediately call 911 or contact other contact other emergency service provider in your area otherwise closely monitor the baby and inform your doctor about your Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel usage and time interval of breastfeeding.


My health care provider has asked me to use Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel, what to do?

If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel then there must be good reason for that as Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.


If I am using Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Atomy Lip Glow | Octinoxate, Octisalate Gel 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