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clindamycin while breastfeeding

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: You need to be checked for clostridium difficile colitis and your baby needs to be seen by their pediatrician.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Is that Dx?: Clindanycin is safe for breastfeeding. It may be absorbed in your infant and may cause diarrhea. The diagnosis that you have stated does not suggest ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
Clindamycin concern: Clindamycin enters breast milk and can be detected in breast milk during lactation. Due to the potential for serious side effects in neonates, breast- ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not recommended, but: if your physician judges that you do need the clindamycin and there isn't other alternative, then you have to be monitored closely especially that yo ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: We generally avoid using any using sulfa containing antibiotics in infants under 2 months due to an issue that can elevate jaundice. However, maternal ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
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Probably: It is passed into the mothers breast milk so the baby is getting an antibiotic. Limited information indicates that serious reactions in infants are ve ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Unknown : There is not enough information on even oral diltiazem, let alone gel. The 2% gel used for anal fissure, maybe absorbed systemically however is unreli ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Azithromycin: Azithromycin is excreted in low amounts into breast milk. Decreased appetite, diarrhea, rash and somnolence have be reported in nursing infants expo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
I wouldn't: The american academy of pediatrics says that sudafed is compatible with breast feeding. However, it's known to enter the milk; i advise against usi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not supposed to: Can use vaginal otc preparations are safer.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Cephalexin or Keflex is safe to use during breastfeeding, .
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Conditional Safety : Flagyl has "conditional" safety during lactation. Meaning safety may depend on the patient, meaning their comorbities, pre-existing diseases, and also ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, short term: Solodyn, or minocycline, is an antibiotic, and in general, antibiotics are compatible with breastfeeding. With this antibiotic, however, only short-t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Azo yeast: Azo yeast contains boneset (eupatorium perfoliatum), mistletoe leaf (viscum album) ; lactobacillus sporogenes. The product site states “pregnant ; bre ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Trileptal is pregnancy class c- meaning there are not adequate studies to determine the risk to the child. Talk with your doctor about all medicines ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Usually yes, but it depends on the medication. Be sure to talk with the prescribing physician about the exact medication, and make sure he or she know ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Ballerina tea is safe when on accutane.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: This should not be a problem.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: This medication has been studied extensively in breastfeeding and found to be safe for the infant. No detectable plasma level is found in breastfeedin ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It's a category b drug in pregnancy and deemed "safe" with lactation. Complete your treatment as prescribed and continue to breast feed your baby. Tak ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
I believe so: Zithromax passes through breast milk in humans. This medication is generally considered acceptable for use during breastfeeding in most situations. No ... Read More
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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: You can breastfeed while taking levaquin, (levofloxacin) may try to wait 4-6 hrs after taking the dose to lessen the exposure to the child
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If needed: Category c, so benefits must outweigh risks for the patient. If treating pneumonia or a serious infection with a resistent bacteria, it very well may ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: It is considered quite safe.
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