Question

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

Answer by DrLact: About Daptomycin usage in lactation

Limited and somewhat inconsistent information indicates that daptomycin produces very low levels in milk and it would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. No special precautions are required.

Daptomycin Side Effects in Breastfeeding

A mother nursing (extent not stated) a 5-month-old infant received intravenous daptomycin 500 mg and ertapenem 1 gram once daily for 28 days to treat a pelvic infection. No adverse events were noted in the infant during the treatment or follow-up examination. A woman nursing a newborn was given daptomycin 500 mg intravenously once daily for 14 days. No adverse effects were noted in the infant during therapy and for 7 days after the end of therapy.[2]

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