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Can I take antibiotics while breastfeeding?

Can I take antibiotics while breastfeeding?

Yes: I recommend not taking Flagyl aka Metronidazole while breast feeding during the first 2 months of life. To learn more watch: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bpnylbjilsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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It's the antibiotic ciprofloxacin 250mg safe when breastfeeding ? And long this antibiotics stay in my body

It's the antibiotic ciprofloxacin 250mg safe when breastfeeding ? And long this antibiotics stay in my body

Rare complications: At regular doses Ciprofloxacin is considered relatively safe during breast feeding. Rare cases of a colitis in an infant & tooth staining have been recorded. The relative transfer in small (2-6%) and with short term treatment any effect can be minimized. See hall t, "medications and mothers milk" 15 ed.2012. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can breastfeeding mom take for toothache?

What antibiotics can breastfeeding mom take for toothache?

See your doctor: Generally it is not recommended to take any medication while you are peragnent unless its absolutely necessary . You need to ask your obgyn. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotic for toothache and breast feed?

Can I take antibiotic for toothache and breast feed?

Depends on which one: Most antibiotics used in dentistry are safe for the mom and the breast feeding baby. Sometimes penicillins (amoxicillin), cephalosporins (keflex) , and macrolides (z-pack) may cause your baby to have loose stools. Tetracycline is the one that causes discoloration of baby's teeth if taken while pregnant. One rarely prescribed antibiotic, chloramphenicol, should not be used while breast feeding. ...Read more

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I started antibiotics for an infection around my tooth on Sat at 5pm its Mon & not better. im breastfeeding so I cant take certain pills. what do I do?

I started antibiotics for an infection around my tooth on Sat at 5pm its Mon & not better. im breastfeeding so I cant take certain pills. what do I do?

Get into the dentist: A proper diagnosis is paramount in order to get you on the path of healing. The type of infection needs to be determined before the proper medicine can be prescribed. You should go to see a dentist right away. ...Read more

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Can i have antibiotics for urine infection. I am exclusively breastfeeding for 3 month old baby?

Can i have antibiotics for urine infection. I am exclusively breastfeeding for 3 month old baby?

UTI and breastfeedin: Yes, absolutely. See your doctor to get evaluated and get started on antibiotics if necessary. Let them know that you are breast feeding so they can prescribe the most appropriate antibiotic for you. ...Read more

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How long should I be on antibiotics when I have had untreated Lyme disease for 1 1/2 years? Was untreated due to my pregnancy and breastfeeding.

How long should I be on antibiotics when I have had untreated Lyme disease for 1 1/2 years? Was untreated due to my pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Look at symptoms: Rather than a set time for taking antibiotics, many docs treat until the symptoms are gone. There are also a couple of blood tests that help determine if the infection is still active. ...Read more

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Can i take antibiotics for tooth ache while breastfeeding?

Can i take antibiotics for tooth ache while breastfeeding?

Be careful: Side-effects of most antibiotics are not dangerous, an allergic reaction to a medication potentially is. Thus, while nursing all medications should be used with caution. When taking an antibiotic, always monitor your baby and look for signs of respiratory distress, irritability, diarrhea and rash. The most common side effect in breastfeeding infants is diarrhea, and this is to be expected. ...Read more

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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