I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Telavancin? Is Telavancin safe for nursing mother and child? Does Telavancin extracts into breast milk? Does Telavancin has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Telavancin influence milk supply or can Telavancin decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
If telavancin is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. Because telavancin is poorly absorbed orally, it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Monitor the infant for possible effects on the gastrointestinal tract, such as diarrhea, vomiting, and candidiasis (e.g., thrush, diaper rash). However, because there is no published experience with telavancin during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.