Last update Oct. 14, 2022
Very Low Risk
It is an isoxazolylpenicillin used for the treatment of benzylpenicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections. Oral, intramuscular or intravenous administration.
Like most penicillin-type antibiotics, excretion into breast milk is clinically non-significant. (Griffiths1978)
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)
Widely used for treatment of Mastitis since it has an effective activity against Staphylococcus. Several medical societies and expert authors consider the use of this medication to be safe during breastfeeding. (Amir 2014 y 2011, Spencer 2008, Nordeng 2003, Bodley 2000, Dixon 1988)
We do not have alternatives for Flucloxacillin 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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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2012 of United States of America
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