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Caphosol and Breastfeeding

It is not known if Caphosol would pass through breast milk or if it would harm a nursing infant. Although no research has been done, it is not expected that much of the mouth rinse would be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, due to the unknown risks, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before using Caphosol while breastfeeding.

Can Breastfeeding Women Use Caphosol?

Caphosol® (supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse) is a prescription product used in people who have a dry mouth, as well as in people who may develop mucositis (mouth sores) from chemotherapy or radiation treatment. It is applied directly to the inside of the mouth, in the form of a mouth rinse that is swished around and then spit out.
At this time, it is unknown if Caphosol passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Caphosol.

More Information on Caphosol and Breastfeeding

No research has been done on Caphosol and breastfeeding. Therefore, it is not known if the drug passes through breast milk, or would potentially harm a nursing child. Although this lack of information is certainly frustrating, it is important to understand that studies of medications are rarely done in breastfeeding women, as this would usually expose an infant (who will not directly benefit from the medication) to possible risks.
It is important to point out, however, that very little (if any) of Caphosol is expected to be absorbed into the body after normal use. Therefore, it is unlikely that the drug would ever actually be found in breast milk, or pass to a nursing child. However, because Caphosol has never been studied in nursing women, all potential problems cannot yet be ruled out.
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