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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. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Will plan b work if im on antibiotics (Amoxicillin )?

Will plan b work if im on antibiotics (Amoxicillin )?

Yes: Antibiotics should not interfere with the efficacy of Plan B. ...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

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