Question

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

Cefdinir lactation summary

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

Third-generation cephalosporin for oral administration. At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found. According to the manufacturer it is not excreted into breast milk (Abbott 2007). Most cephalosporins are excreted into milk in insignificant amounts from a therapeutic point of view without reported complications in infants.Cephalosporins are widely used in the Pediatric practice with a good tolerance, even in the neonatal period, so it is very unlikely that in small amounts through milk would be a cause of problems in the infant. Red discoloration of stools would appear when combined with iron supplements (Lancaster 2008). 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 Cefdinir usage in lactation

Although no information is available on the use of cefdinir during breastfeeding, cephalosporins 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 cephalosporins, but these effects have not been adequately evaluated. Cefdinir is acceptable in nursing mothers.

Alternate Drugs

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