I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Cefixime? Is Cefixime safe for nursing mother and child? Does Cefixime extracts into breast milk? Does Cefixime has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Cefixime influence milk supply or can Cefixime decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
Cefixime lactation summary
DrLact safety Score for Cefixime is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Cefixime is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Cefixime does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Cefixime 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 Cefixime usage in lactation
This is a third generation Cephalosporin. At latest update relevant data on excretion into breast milk were not found. On other type of Cephalosporin for which there is available information, excretion into breast milk is therapeutically non-significant. Cephalosporin is commonly used in Pediatrics, even in neonates, with a good tolerance, which may be a reason to think that the presence of small amounts in the milk would not represent any harm to the child. Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of bacterial cultures done to infants when the mother is on antibiotics, together with a higher risk of diarrheal disease due to imbalance of intestinal flora.
Answer by DrLact: About Cefixime usage in lactation
Although no information is available on the use of cefixime 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. Cefixime is acceptable in nursing mothers.
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