Last update Oct. 14, 2022
Very Low Risk
It is a carboxypenicillin that has been given by injection as the disodium salt, often with gentamicin, in the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. Other antipseudomonal penicillins such as ticarcillin or piperacillin are preferred.
It is excreted into breastmilk in a clinically insignificant amount. (Matsuda 1984)
Its poor oral bioavailability minimizes the passage into plasma of the infant from ingested breast milk, except in the premature and in the immediate neonatal period in which there may be greater intestinal permeability.
Although rare, the possibility of transient gastroenteritis due to alteration of the intestinal flora in infants whose mothers take antibiotics should be taken into account. (Ito 1993).
Expert authors consider the use of this medication to be safe during breastfeeding. (LacMed, Briggs 2015)
We do not have alternatives for Carbenicillin Sodium; Carbenicillin Disodium since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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