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Lactation Safety Information

First or second generation cephalosporin, e.g. cefalexin or cefaclor
Third generation cephalosporin (see above)
Increased risk of accumulation in the infant, especially with doses above 2g
Higher milk concentrations than other cephalosporins, but amount still considered small
17 September 2020