Last update: July 10, 2014
Very unsafe. Contraindicated.
Use of an alternative or cessation of breastfeeding.
Rhizomes are used.
It contains kavapirone and resin.
Unproved effects: hypnotic, spasmolytic, sedative.
Indication after Commission E of German Ministry of Health: insomnia, anxiety.
Very dangerous if mixed with alcohol.
The Spanish Agency for Drugs has withdrawn all kava-kava containing products from the market after several cases of overwhelming hepatic failure have occurred.
We do not have alternatives for Ava Pepper.
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.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM