Last update: July 21, 2017

Zinc Carbonate

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

It is used topically as an astringent and skin protector, very often together with small amounts of Ferric Oxide to form Calamine (see specific info). It is a product compatible with breastfeeding according to WHO Essential Medicine’s List - 2002.
It is also used in dental hygiene products and cosmetics.

Because of the small dose used and poor absorption into plasma of most topical dermatological preparations, excretion into breastmilk in significant amount appears to be unlikely.

Do not apply on the breast to prevent infant ingestion; otherwise, wash it off thoroughly with water before the next breast feed.


See below the information of this related product:

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Zinc Carbonate 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.

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 126 daltons

References

  1. Arnold WH, Gröger Ch, Bizhang M, Naumova EA. Dentin abrasivity of various desensitizing toothpastes. Head Face Med. 2016 Abstract
  2. Alessandri Bonetti G, Pazzi E, Zanarini M, Marchionni S, Checchi L. The effect of zinc-carbonate hydroxyapatite versus fluoride on enamel surfaces after interproximal reduction. Scanning. 2014 Abstract
  3. Gupta M, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS. Zinc therapy in dermatology: a review. Dermatol Res Pract. 2014 Abstract

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