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Safety in Lactation: Non-beta lactam antibiotics and antibacterials

8 September 2021To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Aminoglycosides Only small or negligible amounts of aminoglycosides are found in…

Safety in Lactation: Antibacterial skin preparations

23 September 2020Topical preparations for bacterial infections are considered to pose a negligible risk to a breastfeeding infant as long as precautions are taken to avoid contact…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for otitis externa

17 September 2020Preparations for treating otitis externa have limited systemic absorption in the mother, and pose negligible risk to a breastfed infant. There is no published evidence…
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Lactation Safety Information

Oral

Oral
Yes
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No published evidence of safety
Negligible levels anticipated in milk due to minimal absorption from the mother’s and infant’s GI tract
24 September 2020

For use in the ear

For use in the ear
Yes
Only available in combination with betamethasone or dexamethasone for which there are no additional risks
24 September 2020

For topical use

For topical use
Yes
24 September 2020