Last update: Dec. 8, 2017
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Antibacterial carbapenem beta-lactam with indications similar to imipenem.
Intravenous administration every 8 hours.
It is excreted in breast milk in a clinically insignificant amount (Sauberan 2012) and no problems have been observed in infants whose mothers took it (Festini 2004).
Authorized pediatric use in infants and newborns.
It is considered by experts to be compatible with breastfeeding (Rowe 2013).
The possible negativity of cultures in febrile infants whose mothers take antibiotics should be taken into account, as well as the possibility of gastroenteritis due to altered intestinal flora (Benyamini 2005, Ito 1993, Kafetzis 1981).
We do not have alternatives for Meropenem 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.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM