Uva Ursi

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Uvaursi(Arctostaphylosuva-ursi) leaves contain arbutin, which is hydrolyzed to hydroquinone.Uvaursihas no specific lactation-related uses, but is most often used as a urinary antiseptic. No data exist on the excretion of any components ofuvaursiinto breastmilk or on the safety and efficacy ofuvaursiin nursing mothers or infants.Uvaursiis generally considered to be contraindicated during breastfeeding because of a lack of data and its potential toxicity.[1][2]


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.


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


(Urinary Antiseptic) Methenamine Hippurate,Methenamine Mandelate,Nitrofurantoin


References:


1. Kopec K. Herbal medications and breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1999;15:157-61. PMID:10578793
2. Nice F, Coghlan RJ, Birmingham BT. Which herbals are safe to take while breastfeeding? Here's a guide to popular herbs and their potential risk to nurslings. US Pharm. 2000;25:1-9.



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

UvaUrsi

Scientific Name:

Arctostaphylosuva-ursi

Drug Class:


  • Complementary Therapies

  • Phytotherapy

  • Plants, Medicinal

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    982


    Last Revision Date:


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