Is exlax safe while breastfeeding?

Greetings, Exlax can be taken while you are breast feeding. It can pass in the breast milk in small amount. If you use it excessively, then the baby can have diarrhea. Otherwise it is safe to take. If you have any query, please feel free to ask. It will be my privilege to assist you. Regards.

Is it safe to take a laxative while breastfeeding? Safe During Breastfeeding. There is no indication that stool-softening laxatives have a negative impact on the breastfeeding infant. However, taking a laxative can lead to diarrhea or loose bowels, which can eventually, with prolonged use cause dehydration and reduced milk production.

Can a mineral oil laxative get into breast milk? Mineral oil can get into the bloodstream and breast milk in greater amounts, so it should be used carefully. Contact a MotherToBaby specialist to discuss your specific laxative medication. There are occasional reports of loose stools in infants when the mother uses laxatives.

Is it safe to take Colace laxative during pregnancy? Effects on Pregnancy. Pregnancy constipation is very common. Colace or similar generic brand stool-softening laxative is one of the more common over-the-counter medications for pregnant women. There is no effect on the fetus as the laxative is not absorbed by the body. Before taking a laxative of any kind, increase water and fiber intake.

Is it safe to take Correctol while breastfeeding? Stimulant laxatives, such as Correctol, Purge and Senokot, cause rhythmic muscle contractions in the intestines. Avoid stimulant laxatives while breastfeeding, because large dosesmay pass into the breast milk and cause diarrhea in your baby, reports The Royal Woman’s Hospital.

Should I take laxatives while breastfeeding?

Should I take laxatives while breastfeeding? Bulk-forming or stool-softening laxatives are the safest laxatives to take while breastfeeding. Bulk-forming laxatives, such as Metamucil, Fiberall and Citrucel, absorb the water in the intestines and soften the stool. Stool-softening laxatives moisten the stool and prevent dehydration.

Is it safe to take Metamucil while breastfeeding? Posted 25 May 2009 – 02:02 PM. Lexington – keep up with the metamucil, and get some Lactulose from the chemist. It is safe to use during pregnancy, so I assume it is also safe for breastfeeding (just ask when you buy).

Are stool-softening laxatives safe while pregnant? Stool softener laxatives They cause water and fats to penetrate the stools, thus encouraging it to move quickly through the gastrointestinal tract. They take 12 to 72 hours to work. Multiple studies have not associated any harmful effects and thus these laxatives are considered safe during pregnancy .

Is it safe to take stool softeners every day? Stool softeners work best when you take them on a daily basis (usually 2-3 times daily). They work to keep too much water being absorbed from your stool, thereby keeping it soft. Unless you are using a combination product that includes a stimulant, they are perfectly safe to take long term on a daily basis.