Question

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

Aztreonam lactation summary

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

Monobactamic antibiotic which is similar to penicillins. It is excreted into breast milk in insignificant amount. Not absorbed by the intestine. No adversed effects on breastfed babies have been reported. It is commonly prescribed to children and newborns. Be aware of false negative bacterial cultures in the infant when the mother is on antibiotics. American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding

Answer by DrLact: About Aztreonam usage in lactation

Limited information indicates that aztreonam produces low levels in milk that are not 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. Aztreonam is acceptable in nursing mothers.

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