Question

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

Answer by DrLact: About Quniupristin-Dalfopristin usage in lactation

Quinupristin and dalfopristin are relatively large molecules that are unlikely to be excreted into breastmilk in large amounts or to be absorbed orally by the breastfeeding infant.[1] If quinupristin-dalfopristin is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However, since no information is available on the use of quinupristin and dalfopristin during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Alternate Drugs

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