Last update Feb. 12, 2019
A bactericidal antibiotic from the family of 5-nitro-imidazoles. Similar in properties and action to metronidazole.
Indicated in infections from anaerobic and parasitic bacteria (Trichomonas vaginalis, Giardia intestinalis, Entamoeba histolytica).
Oral or intravenous administration in two daily doses.
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.
Its pharmacokinetic data (low molecular weight, poor plasma protein binding) make it likely it will transfer to milk in potentially significant amounts.
Its use in newborns and infants has been proposed (Trucan 1987).
Because there are fewer published studies than for other drugs from the same group, safer known alternatives may be preferable, especially during the neonatal period and in case of prematurity.
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 - 2015 of United States of America
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