Last update: Dec. 2, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Penicillin V is excreted into breast milk in non-significant amounts without side-effects observed among breastfed infants from treated mothers. Plasma levels in those infants were shown to be low or undetectable.
Penicillin is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is commonly used in Pediatrics and Neonatology with very good tolerance even in premature newborns.
Be aware of false negative results that may be obtained from infants with bacterial cultures when the mother is on antibiotics.
Eleventh WHO's Model List of Essential Drugs 2002: Compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Penicillin V 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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