Last update Jan. 20, 2014

Vicks Vaporub™

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.

Vicks Vaporub is a tradename that contains several active ingredients in its composition:

  • Camphor ( Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.)
  • Eucalyptus ( Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.)
  • Peppermint ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • White-Spirit ( Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.)

Since each active ingredient of this product may have a different level of risk for breastfeeding, we establish that of the product with higher risk.

For more information (pharmacokinetics, references, ...) tap each active ingredient.

Note: The composition of certain tradenames varies in each country. Please, make sure this is the composition of the tradename you are looking for..

Alternatives

Camphor

We do not have alternatives.

Eucalyptus

We do not have alternatives.

Peppermint

There are no alternatives because it has very low risk level..

White-Spirit

We do not have alternatives.

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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