Last update: July 11, 2016

Aesculin

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Hydroxycoumarin related product present in the bark of Horse Chestnut (see specific info) used as antivaricose, vasoprotector and antihemorrhagic.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk was found.

Do not apply it on the chest or thoroughly clean it up before breastfeeding.

Given its lack of toxicity at normal doses, a moderate consumption during lactation would pose a very low risk.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Aesculin since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Other names

Aesculin is also known as


Aesculin in other languages or writings:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Aesculin in its composition:

  • Proctol™. Contains other elements than Aesculin in its composition
  • Proctomyxin HC™. Contains other elements than Aesculin in its composition
  • Proctosedyl™. Contains other elements than Aesculin in its composition
  • Proktosedon™. Contains other elements than Aesculin in its composition
  • ratio-Proctosone™. Contains other elements than Aesculin in its composition

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. Baja - Poor %
Molecular weight 340 daltons

References

  1. Zając M, Wiśniewski M, Sein Anand J. [Intoxication by powdered seeds of horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) used nasally as snuff - a case report]. Przegl Lek. 2014 Abstract
  2. Pittler MH, Ernst E. Horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Abstract
  3. Methlie CB, Schjøtt J. [Horse chestnut--remedy for chronic venous insufficiency]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2009 Abstract
  4. Pittler MH, Ernst E. Horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004 Abstract
  5. Siebert U, Brach M, Sroczynski G, Berla K. Efficacy, routine effectiveness, and safety of horsechestnut seed extract in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and large observational studies. Int Angiol. 2002 Abstract

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