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Is it safe to use amoxicillin while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use amoxicillin while breastfeeding?

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. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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I am taking amoxicillin & breastfeeding, is it possible for my daughter to get a yeast infection from the amoxicillin?

I am taking amoxicillin & breastfeeding, is it possible for my daughter to get a yeast infection from the amoxicillin?

Probably not: Your daughter will only get a fraction of the antibiotic while breasfeeding and should not get a yeast infectiojn from it. You may though. Have some probiotics and yoghurt while on the antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed amoxicillin 500MG by my dentist for an infection caused by a cracked tooth. I am breastfeeding, can this hurt my baby?

I have been prescribed amoxicillin 500MG by my dentist for an infection caused by a cracked tooth. I am breastfeeding, can this hurt my baby?

No: The penicillin class of drugs including Ampicillin are considered safe in pregnancy and while breast feeding. Occasionally side effects may be seen like loose stools in the baby but are infrequent and transient. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, when taking amoxicillin, Prilosec and biaxin (clarithromycin) to cure h pylori. How long after can I breast feed?

Hi, when taking amoxicillin, Prilosec and biaxin (clarithromycin) to cure h pylori. How long after can I breast feed?

Yes and NO: I believe you could breastfeed after you finsihed the treatment with those drugs. If you have to use the medication while breastfeeding the doctor will decide which more importanet. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed wth hpylori and jst started taking prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) mis tak (clarithromycin). Can i continue to breast feed or nurse my baby after pump?

I have been diagnosed wth hpylori and jst started taking prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) mis tak (clarithromycin).  Can i continue to breast feed or nurse my baby after pump?

OK to breast feed: It is ok to breast feed the baby while taking clarithromycin. While some may make it into the breast milk, it is not likely to cause a problem for baby as we may use this family of medications when treating infants.In general, f we use it in infants at that age it is ok to bf while taking it. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic amoxicillin cause liver damage ?

Amoxicillin: This antibiotic is cleared from the body through the kidneys. Should not bother the liver. This is assuming you are not on any other medications that could cause interactions. Your doctor is the best one to call about interactions. ...Read more

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Iam taking amoxicillin antibiotic for fever will it affect my fertility?

Iam taking amoxicillin  antibiotic for fever will it affect my fertility?

No: Assuming you are not taking this for a pelvic infection, this will not effect your fertility. On the other hand, antibiotics may effect sperm motility. ...Read more

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Im taking amoxicillin on my 6th day of 10 day treatment can i take 20 mg of cialis with this antibiotic im taking tks dr.

Im taking amoxicillin on my 6th day of 10 day treatment can i  take 20 mg of cialis with this antibiotic im taking tks dr.

Should be OK: I know of no problem taking Cialis with antibiotics All of the ED helpers have been used by millions now and never say never, but you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is a 3 day course of amoxicillin sufficient for e choli uti? I read 3 days of antibiotic are enough and reduces side effects.

Is a 3 day course of amoxicillin sufficient for e choli uti?  I read 3 days of antibiotic are enough and reduces side effects.

Yes: Most organisms that causeUTI respond well to antibiotics. 3 day course is the recommended length of treatment with use of appropriate antibiotics. Keep hydrated to reduce the risk of developing UTI. Good health. ...Read more

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Hi. I am taking levofloxaxin and amoxicillin clav. Can I have a couple glasses of wine without effecting the effectiveness of those antibiotics?

Hi. I am taking levofloxaxin and amoxicillin clav. Can I have a couple glasses of wine without effecting the effectiveness of those antibiotics?

No.: No alcohol while on these drugs, esp Amox-Clav. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/antibiotics-and-alcohol/faq-20057946 Your body needs to concentrate on metabolizing those antibiotics and fighting off disease, not wasting energy coping with alcohol and its effects, You are pretty sick to need two strong antibiotics, Have some fresh fruit juice! ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed. Me amoxicillin Antibiotic. And it says to keep out of sunexporsure but I have p.e tomorrow. For 50 mins. Will it be Alright ?

Amoxicillin: Photosensitivity is not a problem with penicillin derivatives, so it is doubtful that the warning is related to the medication. You don't say why you are being given this antibiotic and that may relate to why the doctor recommended you keep out of the sun. Your 50 min P.E. session should be fine. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more