Last update: Feb. 28, 2018
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Like most ear preparations for topical use, due to its tiny dose and a low or no absorption into the blood, it is regarded as compatible while breastfeeding.
In addition, Ciprofloxacin, when it is even administered systemically, it is excreted into breast milk in very small amount without reported problems in the infants whose mothers were treated. The plasma levels in these infants were found undetectable or very low (see info on Ciprofloxacin).
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is usually compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic use since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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