Bilberry

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) fruit contains tannins and anthocyanidins. Bilberry is most often used for eye disorders. Bilberry was reportedly used as a European folk medicine to stop milk flow. No data exist on the excretion of any components of bilberry into breastmilk or on the safety and efficacy of bilberry in nursing mothers or infants. Bilberry preparations are generally well tolerated as a food, but should be avoided in patients allergic to bilberry, cranberry, blueberry, and other Vaccinium species. No recommendations can be made on the use of large quantities of bilberry products during breastfeeding.

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Drug Levels:


Maternal Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Effects in Breastfed Infants:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


References:






Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Bilberry

Scientific Name:

Vaccinium myrtillus

CAS Registry Number:

84082-34-8

Drug Class:


  • Complementary Therapies

  • Phytotherapy

  • Plants, Medicinal


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    911


    Last Revision Date:


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