Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Amoxicillin Tablet while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Amoxicillin Tablet.
What is Amoxicillin Tablet used for?
Amoxicillin is indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible (ONLY α -lactamase-negative) strains of the designated microorganisms in the conditions listed below: Infections of the ear, nose and throat – due to Streptococcus spp. (α- and β –hemolytic strains only), S. pneumoniae, Staphylococcus spp., or H. influenzae. Infections of the genitourinary tract – due to E. coli, P. mirabilis, or E. faecalis. Infections of the skin and skin structure – due to Streptococcus spp. (α- and β -hemolytic strains only), Staphylococcus spp. or E. coli. Infections of the lower respiratory tract – due to Streptococcus spp. (α- and β –hemolytic strains only), S. pneumoniae, Staphylococcus spp., or H. influenzae. Gonorrhea, acute uncomplicated (ano-genital and urethral infections) – due to N. gonorrhoeae (males and females). H. pylori eradication to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence. Triple Therapy: Amoxicillin/clarithromycin/lansoprazole Amoxicillin, in combination with clarithromycin plus lansoprazole as triple therapy, is indicated for the treatment of patients with H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease (active or 1-year history of a duodenal ulcer) to eradicate H. pylori. Eradication of H. pylori has been shown to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence. (See CLINICAL STUDIES and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.) Dual Therapy: Amoxicillin/lansoprazole Amoxicillin, in combination with lansoprazole delayed-release capsules as dual therapy, is indicated for the treatment of patients with H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease (active or 1-year history of a duodenal ulcer) who are either allergic or intolerant to clarithromycin or in whom resistance to clarithromycin is known or suspected. (See the clarithromycin package insert, MICROBIOLOGY). Eradication of H. pylori has been shown to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence. (See CLINICAL STUDIES and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.) To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of amoxicillin and other antibacterial drugs, amoxicillin should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. Indicated surgical procedures should be performed.
Is Amoxicillin Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
As per our analysis Amoxicillin Tablet contains only one ingredient and that is Amoxicillin anhydrous. We have analyzed Amoxicillin anhydrous and it seems to be safe to use Amoxicillin anhydrous while breastfeeding, that means usage of Amoxicillin Tablet shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Amoxicillin anhydrous usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Penicillins have been shown to be excreted in human milk. Amoxicillin use by nursing mothers may lead to sensitization of infants. Caution should be exercised when amoxicillin is administered to a nursing woman.
Amoxicillin Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Amoxicillin anhydrous while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 26787-78-0
Excretion into breast milk is insignificant and no adverse effects reported in breasted infants. Es considerada medicación compatible con la lactancia por autores y sociedades científicas relevantes (Rowe 2013, Nahum 2006, Mahadevan 2006, Bar-Oz 2003, CDC 2001, Fulton 1992). Es una medicación de uso común en Pediatría y considerado medicamento esencial para uso pediátrico por la OMS (WHO 2013). The possible negativity of cultures in febrile infants whose mothers take antibiotics should be taken into account, as well as the possibility of gastroenteritis due to altered intestinal flora (Benyamini 2005, Ito 1993, Kafetzis 1981). American Academy of Pediatrics: medication usually compatible with breastfeeding (AAP 2001).List of WHO essential medicines: compatible with breastfeeding (WHO / UNICEF 2002).
Amoxicillin Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Amoxicillin anhydrous while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 26787-78-0
Limited information indicates that amoxicillin produces low levels in milk that are not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. Occasionally, rash and disruption of the infant's gastrointestinal flora, resulting in diarrhea or thrush, have been reported, but these effects have not been adequately evaluated. Amoxicillin is acceptable in nursing mothers. Amoxicillin powder for suspension reconstituted with breastmilk is absorbed as well as the powder reconstituted with water.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Amoxicillin Tablet?
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 Amoxicillin Tablet and have used it then do not panic as Amoxicillin Tablet 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 Amoxicillin Tablet, is it safe?
Usage of Amoxicillin Tablet is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.
If I am using Amoxicillin Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Amoxicillin Tablet 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