Last update: Oct. 15, 2016
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Third generation cephalosporin for injection or parenteral administration.
Like most cephalosporins for which data are available, it is excreted in breast milk in clinically non-significant amount (Kafetzis 1983, Hirabayashi 1988, Bourget 1993) with no problems being reported in infants whose mothers were treated with it.
Because a low oral bioavailability the absorption from ingested milk to infant’s plasma would be zero or negligible, except in case prematurity and immediate neonatal period, when intestinal absorption may be increased.
It is a medication which is approved for use in infants and neonates.
Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of cultures in febrile infants whose mothers are taking antibiotics as well as the possibility of gastroenteritis (Ito 1993) by altering the intestinal flora.
American Academy of Pediatrics 2001: Medication usually compatible with breastfeeding.
WHO List of Essential Medicines 2002: compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Ceftriaxone Sodium since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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