Last update: Dec. 2, 2014

Penicillin V

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
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.

Alternatives

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.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Tradenames

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 60 %
Molecular weight 350 daltons
Protein Binding 80 %
Tmax 2 hours
T1/2 0,5 - 1 hours
M/P ratio 0,1 -
Theoretical Dose 0,02 - 0,08 mg/Kg/d
Relative Dose 0,05 - 0,2 %
Relat.Ped.Dose 0,04 - 0,2 %

References

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  2. ASGE Standard of Practice Committee, Shergill AK, Ben-Menachem T, Chandrasekhara V, Chathadi K, Decker GA, Evans JA, Early DS, Fanelli RD, Fisher DA, Foley KQ, Fukami N, Hwang JH, Jain R, Jue TL, Khan KM, Lightdale J, Pasha SF, Sharaf RN, Dominitz JA, Cash BD. Guidelines for endoscopy in pregnant and lactating women. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Amir LH, Pirotta MV, Raval M. Breastfeeding--evidence based guidelines for the use of medicines. Aust Fam Physician. 2011 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. Nahum GG, Uhl K, Kennedy DL. Antibiotic use in pregnancy and lactation: what is and is not known about teratogenic and toxic risks. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Abstract
  5. Niebyl JR. Antibiotics and other anti-infective agents in pregnancy and lactation. Am J Perinatol. 2003 Abstract
  6. Bar-Oz B, Bulkowstein M, Benyamini L, Greenberg R, Soriano I, Zimmerman D, Bortnik O, Berkovitch M. Use of antibiotic and analgesic drugs during lactation. Drug Saf. 2003 Abstract
  7. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  8. Fulton B, Moore LL. Antiinfectives in breastmilk. Part I: Penicillins and cephalosporins. J Hum Lact. 1992 Abstract
  9. Nau H. Clinical pharmacokinetics in pregnancy and perinatology. II. Penicillins. Dev Pharmacol Ther. 1987 Abstract
  10. Matsuda S. Transfer of antibiotics into maternal milk. Biol Res Pregnancy Perinatol. 1984;5(2):57-60. Abstract
  11. Borderon E, Soutoul JH et al. [Excretion of antibiotics in human milk]. Med Mal Infect. 1975;5:373-6. 1975
  12. ROZANSKY R, BREZINSKY A. The excretion of penicillin in human milk. J Lab Clin Med. 1949 Abstract
  13. GREENE HJ, BURKHART B, HOBBY GL. Excretion of penicillin in human milk following parturition. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1946 Abstract

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