Last update Oct. 15, 2016


Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Second-generation cephalosporins for injection or parenteral administration.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.

Most cephalosporins are excreted into milk in insignificant amounts from a therapeutic point of view without reported complications in infants.

Cephalosporins are widely used in the Pediatric practice with a good tolerance, even in the neonatal period, so it is very unlikely that in small amounts through milk would be a cause of problems in the infant.

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.


We do not have alternatives for Ceforanide 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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Ceforanide in other languages or writings:


Ceforanide belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Ceforanide in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 520 daltons
Protein Binding 81 %
VD 0.17 l/Kg
2.2 - 2.9 hours


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  7. Pfeffer M, Gaver RC, Van Harken DR. Human pharmacokinetics of a new braod-spectrum parenteral cephalosporin antibiotic, ceforanide. J Pharm Sci. 1980 Abstract

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