I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Oritavancin? Is Oritavancin safe for nursing mother and child? Does Oritavancin extracts into breast milk? Does Oritavancin has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Oritavancin influence milk supply or can Oritavancin decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
If oritavancin is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. Because oritavancin 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 oritavancin during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.