Last update: July 24, 2014
Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives).
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Although it is secreted into breast milk it has not been detected in infant’s blood because it forms non absorbable chelate compounds with milk calcium. It is not convenient a prolonged use (more than 3-4 weeks) for a potential damage on bone growth plates, teeth discoloration, or alteration of intestinal flora. Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of bacterial cultures when the mother is on antibiotics.
Not commercially available in Spain
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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