Distance Of Taking Medicine With Breastfeeding?

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Doctor, I am currently sick when urinating and then given the drug ciprofloxacin HCI 500 mg; phenamine 500 and nephrolite. What I want to ask is if I can still breastfeed my baby? Or should there be some distance after taking this medicine for breastfeeding? Thank you…

1 Answer:

Hello Septy, thanks for the question.


Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections, for example in urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, or skin infections. Its use must be according to indications and on the advice and supervision of a doctor. Generally ciprofloxacin is given in doses 2x a day, a distance of 12 hours between each time taking medication. Ciprofloxacin levels that enter the breast milk, are very small and generally do not cause any side effects on the baby, as long as the baby is in good health. You can leave at least 3-4 hours apart or if you can 6 hours between taking medication and breastfeeding. At that time interval, based on research, drug levels in breast milk and in the blood of infants, are very low and do not cause side effects. Pay attention to your baby, if your baby becomes diarrhea, canker sores, or diaper rash arises, while you are taking medication, then you should consult with your doctor again. The doctor may make adjustments to the type and dosage of the drug. If no problems arise, you can continue taking the medicine, with the interval as described above. Expand the consumption of water so that blood drug levels are not too concentrated.


Mefenamic acid that you consume is also present in low levels in breast milk. Give the same distance between taking medication and breastfeeding, as explained in the previous paragraph. Until now there has been no research that found side effects of mefenamic acid consumed by mothers with infants, but there is no harm in doing prevention.


Thus my explanation, hopefully can help. Regards.

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