Cedax and Breastfeeding

Although it is unknown if Cedax (ceftibuten) passes through breast milk, the drug might pass through in small amounts. Therefore, women who take Cedax while breastfeeding should watch for potential side effects in their child, such as thrush or diarrhea. Although this drug is usually considered safe for use while nursing, talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks.

Can Breastfeeding Women Take Cedax?

At this time, it is unknown if Cedax® (ceftibuten) passes through breast milk in humans. While cephalosporins are usually considered compatible with breastfeeding, there are some precautions to consider. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Cedax.
 

More Information on Cedax and Breastfeeding

Research has demonstrated that most cephalosporins pass through breast milk in low amounts. This is probably true of Cedax as well; however, this drug has not been studied in nursing women, and it is unknown whether it would pass through breast milk.
 
Cephalosporins appear to be safe for use while nursing. However, an infant who is exposed to Cedax through breast milk might be at risk for thrush or digestive problems like nausea or diarrhea. Mothers who take the drug while breastfeeding should be watchful for these potential problems.
 
In many situations, the potential risks are so small that it is not worth the hassle, or worth potentially compromising the mother's breast milk supply, to temporarily stop breastfeeding while taking Cedax.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Cedax use with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
 
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