Question

I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Paromomycin? Is Paromomycin safe for nursing mother and child? Does Paromomycin extracts into breast milk? Does Paromomycin has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Paromomycin influence milk supply or can Paromomycin decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Paromomycin lactation summary

Paromomycin is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Paromomycin is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Paromomycin is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Paromomycin does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Paromomycin safe in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
  • Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Paromomycin usage in lactation

It is active against protozoal and tenia parasites.Aminoglycosides are poorly absorbed by the intestine. Large doses may affect intestinal flora. Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of bacterial cultures when the mother is on antibiotics.

Answer by DrLact: About Paromomycin usage in lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of paromomycin during breastfeeding. Because paromomycin is poorly absorbed orally, it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants.[1]

Alternate Drugs

Neomycin(Safe)
Amikacin(Safe)
Kanamycin(Safe)
Linezolid(Low Risk)
Ritonavir(Unsafe)
Cefoxitin(Safe)
Primaquine(Low Risk)
Gatifloxacin(Low Risk)
Neomycin(Safe)
Cefotetan(Safe)
Atovaquone(Low Risk)
Abacavir(Safe)
Enoxacin(Low Risk)
Malathion(Low Risk)
Nevirapine(Low Risk)
Nafcillin(Safe)
Doxycycline(Low Risk)
Famciclovir(Low Risk)
Nelfinavir(Unsafe)
Moxifloxacin(Low Risk)
Lindane(Unsafe)
Linezolid(Low Risk)
Clindamycin(Low Risk)
Erythromycin(Low Risk)
Amikacin(Safe)
Cefixime(Safe)
Demeclocycline(Low Risk)
Methicillin(Low Risk)
Cefepime(Safe)
Meropenem(Safe)
Dapsone(Low Risk)
Econazole(Safe)
Cefdinir(Safe)
Capreomycin(Low Risk)
Rifaximin(Safe)
Indinavir(Unsafe)
Lomefloxacin(Low Risk)
Cefazolin(Safe)
Ertapenem(Safe)
Acyclovir(Safe)
Levofloxacin(Low Risk)
Zidovudine(Low Risk)
Quinine(Safe)
Cefaclor(Safe)
Amantadine(Low Risk)
Tenofovir(Safe)
Kanamycin(Safe)
Valganciclovir(Low Risk)
Efavirenz(Unsafe)
Ganciclovir(Low Risk)
Didanosine(Unsafe)
Aztreonam(Safe)
Saquinavir(Unsafe)
Ofloxacin(Safe)
Naftifine(Safe)
Cefprozil(Safe)
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