Question

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

Answer by DrLact: About Sparfloxacin usage in lactation

No information is available on the use of sparfloxacin during breastfeeding. Fluoroquinolones have traditionally not been used in infants because of concern about adverse effects on the infants' developing joints. However, recent studies indicate little risk.[1][2] The calcium in milk might prevent absorption of the small amounts of fluoroquinolones in milk,[3] but insufficient data exist to prove or disprove this assertion. Use of sparfloxacin is acceptable in nursing mothers with monitoring of the infant for possible effects on the gastrointestinal flora, such as diarrhea or candidiasis (thrush, diaper rash). However, it is preferable to use an alternate drug for which safety information is available.

Alternate Drugs

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