Question

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

Loracarbef lactation summary

Loracarbef is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Loracarbef is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Loracarbef is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Loracarbef does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Loracarbef 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 Loracarbef usage in lactation

Second-generation cephalosporin for oral administration with a chemical structure similar to cefaclor. At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found. Cephalosporins for which data are available have shown to be excreted into milk in non-significant amount from a therapeutic point of view without reported complications in infants related to them.Cephalosporins are widely used in the Pediatric practice with a high tolerance, even in the neonatal period, so it is very unlikely that such small amounts present in the milk may be a cause of problems to the infant. Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of cultures in febrile infants whose mothers are taking antibiotics as well as the possibility of gastroenteritis (Ito 1993) by altering the intestinal flora.

Answer by DrLact: About Loracarbef usage in lactation

Although no information is available on the use of loracarbef during breastfeeding, beta-lactam antibiotics are generally not be expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. Occasionally disruption of the infant's gastrointestinal flora, resulting in diarrhea or thrush have been reported with beta-lactams, but these effects have not been adequately evaluated. Loracarbef is acceptable in nursing mothers.

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