Last update March 19, 2020



Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.

A semisynthetic polymer derived from cellulose, inert and viscoelastic with thickening, bioadhesive and solubility enhancing properties.
It is used as a drug coating in order to modify its intestinal release and prolong its effect, in preparations for wounds, as artificial saliva and as a lubricant in the form of eye drops.

Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.

Being a cellulose derivative, it is not absorbed in the intestine, or as an ophthalmological preparation (AEMPS 2018), so it is highly unlikely to appear in breastmilk.
Its high molecular weight still makes its excretion in breastmilk unlikely.

It is an inert product that is not metabolized and is devoid of toxicity, lacking systemic side effects.

The manufacturer considers the use of this medication to be safe during breastfeeding (AEMPS 2018, Allergan 2014).


We do not have alternatives for كارميلوز since it is relatively safe.

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.

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.

Other names

كارميلوز is Carmellose in Arabic.

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Main tradenames from several countries containing كارميلوز in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 0 %
Molecular weight 54.083 daltons


  1. AEMPS-Stada. Carmelosa. Ficha técnica. 2018 Full text (in our servers)
  2. Allergan. Carmellose (Celluvisc). Drug Summary. 2014 Full text (in our servers)

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