Last update Dec. 1, 2004

Casanthranol

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

Stimulant, cathartic laxative drug that is irritant to intestinal mucosa. Chronic use or abuse may be a cause of hydroelectrolytic derangement in the mother and diarrhea in the infant. Safer laxative drugs are those bulk-inducing, osmotic, emollient or stool softener agents.

A balanced and fiber-rich diet, high fluid intake and physical exercise are of paramount importance to fight constipation.

Alternatives

  • Docusate ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Lactulose ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Liquid Paraffin (Moderately safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, 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

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.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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