CAS Number: 564-25-0
Excreted into breast milk in quantities that would be clinically significant, however, intestinal absorption by infant's gut is hampered because of formation of chelating products by union with the milk's calcium. Tetracycline is at lesser amount excreted into breast milk and at higher proportion bound to calcium, hence, it is fewer absorbed than Doxycycline. Thus, it is a optimal alternative while breastfeeding. Long-term treatments are not recommended (over 3-4 weeks) since it may cause damage of the growth cartilage, teeth discoloration and imbalance of intestinal flora. Be aware of false negative results that may be obtained from infants with bacterial cultures when the mother is on antibiotics.
CAS Number: 564-25-0
A number of reviews have stated that tetracyclines are contraindicated during breastfeeding because of possible staining of infants' dental enamel or bone deposition of tetracyclines. However, a close examination of available literature indicates that there is not likely to be harm in short-term use of doxycycline during lactation because milk levels are low and absorption by the infant is inhibited by the calcium in breastmilk. Short-term use of doxycycline is acceptable in nursing mothers. As a theoretical precaution, avoid prolonged or repeat courses during nursing. Monitor the infant for rash and for possible effects on the gastrointestinal flora, such as diarrhea or candidiasis (thrush, diaper rash).
Periostat | Doxycycline Anhydrous 20 Mg is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Periostat | Doxycycline Anhydrous 20 Mg so you should inform him based on your convenience.
Though Periostat | Doxycycline Anhydrous 20 Mg dose not comes in category of safe drugs rather it comes in category of low risk but if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding your baby and has still recommended it then its advantages must be outweighing the risks.
Not much monitoring required while using Periostat | Doxycycline Anhydrous 20 Mg
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