Question

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

Answer by DrLact: About Ceftazidime and Avibactam usage in lactation

Limited information indicates that ceftazidime produces low levels in milk that are not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. Avibactam has not been studied in nursing mothers. Occasionally disruption of the infant's gastrointestinal flora, resulting in diarrhea or thrush have been reported with cephalosporins, but these effects have not been adequately evaluated. Ceftazidime-avibactam is acceptable in nursing mothers.

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