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Is Karvol advisable during lactation?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: I have taken karvol orally half an hour before and I am a breastfeeding mother. After how much time the side effects shown and how much time after if there is no side effects make me feel that everything is normal. Can I breastfeed my baby
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Sameer Kumar (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
the components are secreted in breast milk.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to hcm,
Karol is an ayurvedic preparation for decongestant for inhaling purposes. It contains camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol, all naturally can start effect in next 15 minutes and can stay in the system for about 4-6 hrs. These can be secreted in breast feed so its better that breast feeding should be avoided for at least 6 hrs, even though the secretion is in small quantities.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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But my baby is only on breastfeed and it's about two hours now and no side effects till now.
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Sameer Kumar (1 minute later)
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There are unlikely to be any side effects ideally, as the secretion is in small quantities. You may breast feed in that case. To promote early and faster metabolism, drink plenty of water , that should help. Just one cap inhalation would not cause much effect at all as i can see.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is Karvol advisable during lactation?

Brief Answer: the components are secreted in breast milk. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query to hcm, Karol is an ayurvedic preparation for decongestant for inhaling purposes. It contains camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol, all naturally can start effect in next 15 minutes and can stay in the system for about 4-6 hrs. These can be secreted in breast feed so its better that breast feeding should be avoided for at least 6 hrs, even though the secretion is in small quantities. Regards