Question

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

Bacampicillin lactation summary

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

Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of bacterial cultures when the mother is on antibiotics.

Answer by DrLact: About Bacampicillin usage in lactation

Limited information indicates that bacampicillin 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 penicillins, but these effects have not been adequately evaluated. Bacampicillin is acceptable in nursing mothers.

Bacampicillin Side Effects in Breastfeeding

Bacampicillin is rapidly converted to ampicillin. Some adverse reactions from ampicillin have been reported. An uncontrolled observation of the breastfed infants of mothers taking ampicillin noted a seeming increase in cases of diarrhea and candidiasis that was attributed to ampicillin in breastmilk.[2] In a prospective follow-up study, 5 nursing mothers reported taking ampicillin (dosage unspecified). One mother reported diarrhea in her infant. No rashes or candidiasis were reported among the exposed infants.[3] A small, controlled, prospective study had mothers monitor their infants for signs of adverse effects (furring of the tongue, feeding difficulties, changes in stool frequency and consistency, diaper rash, and skin rash). Weight change and the development of jaundice were also recorded. No statistical differences in these parameters were found between the infants of the control mothers and those of mothers taking ampicillin.[4] Naproxen possibly caused prolonged bleeding time, thrombocytopenia and acute anemia in one 7-day-old infant in a mother also taking bacampicillin.[5] The role of bacampicillin in this reaction is unknown.

Alternate Drugs

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