Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream Breastfeeding
Modern medicine has evolved so much so that sooner or later every breastfeeding mother needs to take it in one form or other. Medication that is present in mothers blood will transfer into her breast milk to some extent. Most drugs do so at low levels and pose no real risk to infants but then there are some exceptions. In This post will discuss whether Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream is safe in breast-feeding or not.

What is Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream used for?

Directions Adults and children over 12 years: Applying a thin layer to affected area ​Massage into painful area until thoroughly absorbed into skin Repeat as necessary, but no more than 3 to 4 times daily, allowing a minimum of 2-3 hours between applications. AFTER APPLYING,WASH HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER Children 12 years or younger: ask a doctor

Purpose: Uses Temporarily relieves minor pain associated with ​simple backache muscle strains sprains bruises

What are the risk associated with Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?

Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream high risk while breastfeeding
Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream consists two active ingredients Menthol, unspecified form and Camphor (natural) and as per our analysis of both we have determined the Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream is unsafe during breastfeeding. We recommend you to check both ingredients below for better understanding of Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream in breastfeeding.

Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream Breastfeeding Analsys

Menthol, unspecified form while Breastfeeding


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.

Camphor (natural) while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 76-22-2

Is Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream safe while breastfeeding

Substance which can be extracted under distillation from the Camphor tree bark. Nowadays it is synthesized from the Turpentine. Used with creams and lotions as local anti-inflammatory agent. There is no proof of effectiveness as decongestant or expectorant when used in inhaled preparations, but as a toxic agent. Camphor is a highly lipophilic substance which is well absorbed by whatever via of administration (skin, inhalation, mouth) that crosses easily the cell membrane. Pharmacokinetic data support the likelihood of excretion into breast milk in a significant amount. Camphor has been shown to be toxic at low dose on infants in whom it may cause headache, vomiting, seizures and coma. It should never be administered by mouth. It is not appropriate its use during breastfeeding, and, in whatever case, it should not be applied on the mother's breast, since severe intoxications be occurred in infants after use of small ingested amounts. Be aware of not using it in the nostrils.

Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

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.

I am nursing mother and I have already used Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream, what should I do?

We have already established that Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream 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.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream, is it safe?

If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream then there must be good reason for that as Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.

If I am using Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Asana Kisser | Camphor, Menthol Cream 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