Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Cephalexin Capsule while breast-feeding.
What is Cephalexin Capsule used for?
1 INDICATIONS & USAGE Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibacterial drug indicated for the treatment of the following infections caused by susceptible isolates of designated bacteria: •Respiratory tract infection (1.1) •Otitis media (1.2) •Skin and skin structure infections (1.3) •Bone infections ( 1 . 4 ) •Genitourinary tract infections (1.5) To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of cephalexin and other antibacterial drugs, Cephalexin should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria. (1.6) 1.1 Respiratory Tract Infections Cephalexin is indicated for the treatment of respiratory tract infections caused by susceptible isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcuspyogenes. 1.2 Otitis Media Cephalexin is indicated for the treatment of otitis media caused by susceptible isolates of Streptococcuspneumoniae, Haemophilus infl uenz ae, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcuspyogenes, and Mo raxella catarrhalis. 1.3 Skin and Skin Structure Infections Cephalexin is indicated for the treatment of skin and skin structure infections caused by susceptible isolates of the following Gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. 1.4 Bone Infections Cephalexin is indicated for the treat ment of bone infections caused by susceptible isolates of Staphylococcusaureus and Proteus mi rabilis. 1.5 Genitourinary Tract Infections Cephalexin is indicated for the treatment of genitourinary tract infections, including acute prostatitis, caused by susceptible isolates of Escheric hia c oli, Proteus mirabilis, and Klebsiella pneumonia e. 1.6 Usage To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of cephalexin and other antibacterial drugs, Cephalexin should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information is available, this information should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
Is Cephalexin Capsule usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Active ingredient in Cephalexin Capsule is Cephalexin anhydrous and based on our analysis of Cephalexin anhydrous it appears that using Cephalexin Capsule is safe in breastfeeding. Below is analysis of Cephalexin anhydrous while breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers Cephalexin is excreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised when Cephalexin is administered to a nursing woman.
Cephalexin Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys
Cephalexin anhydrous while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 15686-71-2
First-generation cephalosporin. Oral administration. Like most cephalosporins for which data are available, excretion occurs in breast milk in very small amount and it is clinically insignificant (Kafetzis 1981, Matsuda 1984, Ilett 2006). 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. 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. Cephalexin is not excreted in significant amount into breast milk (Kafetzis 1981, Matsuda 1984, Ilett 2006). Be aware of false negative bacterial cultures in the infant when the mother is on antibiotics. Also, diarrheal disease due to imbalance of intestinal flora is possible (Ito 1993, Benyamini 2005). A case of a mother reportedly treated with Cephalexine and Probenecid occurred (Ilett 2006).
Cephalexin Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Cephalexin anhydrous while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 15686-71-2
Limited information indicates that maternal cephalexin produces low levels in milk that are usually not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. Cephalexin is an alternative for the treatment of mastitis. 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. Cephalexin is acceptable in nursing mothers.
I am nursing mother and I have already used Cephalexin Capsule, what should I do?
It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Cephalexin Capsule and have used it then do not panic as Cephalexin Capsule is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Cephalexin Capsule, is it safe?
Usage of Cephalexin Capsule is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.
If I am using Cephalexin Capsule, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Cephalexin Capsule in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week