Last update: Sept. 26, 2015

Isphagula

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

The seeds are used. It contains polysaccharides such as cellulose and mucilage.
Mild laxative effect on mechanical absorption of fluids into the bowel. Substance with hypocholestereming and hypoglycemic effect.

Widely used plant even during pregnancy.
Given its absent intestinal absorption, it does not pass into plasma and therefore fails to appear in the breast milk.
Infants of mothers who took psyllium have showed no problems at all.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Isphagula 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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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Pharmacokinetics

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References

  1. Kennedy DA, Lupattelli A, Koren G, Nordeng H. Herbal medicine use in pregnancy: results of a multinational study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. EMA. Community herbal monograph on Plantago ovata Forssk., seminis tegumentum. Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HM PC) 2013 Full text (in our servers)
  3. López-Regueiro S, Ramos Sáiz EM, López-Picado A, Burgos-Alonso N, Arana-Salaberría, A. Fitoterapia como coadyuvante en el tratamiento de la obesidad. Farmacéuticos Comunitarios 2012; 4(4): 166-174 2012
  4. WHO. World Health Organization. WHO monographs on medicinal plants commonly used in the Newly Independent States (NIS). WHO monographs. 2010 Full text (in our servers)
  5. WHO. World Health Organization. Geneva. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 3. p 338-348. WHO monographs. 2007 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  6. WHO. World Health Organization. Geneva. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume I. WHO monographs 1999 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  7. Hagemann TM. Gastrointestinal medications and breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1998 Sep;14(3):259-62. Review. Abstract
  8. Grospietsch G. [Is Agiolax safe in pregnancy and lactation?]. Med Monatsschr Pharm. 1991 Abstract
  9. Faber P, Strenge-Hesse A. Relevance of rhein excretion into breast milk. Pharmacology. 1988 Abstract

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