Last update July 12, 2016

Chili

Low Risk

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

Capsaicin is an oleoresin contained in ripe and dry fruits of hot peppers.

It is used for seasoning food and as medicine for topical analgesia in the form of creams, gels or patches.

A low absorption into plasma (very low levels or undetectable in plasma) and rapid clearance make it highly unlikely the passage of significant amount toward breast milk.

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

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Chili.

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. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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Other names

Chili is also known as Capsaicin. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Chili in other languages or writings:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Chili in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. Baja - Poor %
Molecular weight 305 daltons
1.64 hours

References

  1. AEMPS. Capsaicina Ficha técnica. 2013 Full text (in our servers)
  2. EMA. Capsicum annuum European Union herbal monograph. 2013 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Babbar S, Marier JF, Mouksassi MS, Beliveau M, Vanhove GF, Chanda S, Bley K. Pharmacokinetic analysis of capsaicin after topical administration of a high-concentration capsaicin patch to patients with peripheral neuropathic pain. Ther Drug Monit. 2009 Abstract

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