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Polycarbophil

Last Revision: January 7, 2019.

CASRN: 9003-97-8

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

No published experience exists with polycarbophil calcium during breastfeeding. However, the drug is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, so it cannot enter the breastmilk. No special precautions are required.

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.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

(Constipation) Bisacodyl, Docusate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Psyllium, Sodium Phosphate

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Polycarbophil

CAS Registry Number

9003-97-8

Drug Class

  • Breastfeeding
  • Gastrointestinal Agents
  • Antidiarrheals
  • Laxatives

Disclaimer: Information presented in this database is not meant as a substitute for professional judgment. You should consult your healthcare provider for breastfeeding advice related to your particular situation. The U.S. government does not warrant or assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information on this Site.

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