Last update July 24, 2014
Very Low Risk
Levels in the mother's milk are very low and in most instances undetectable.
Like other aminoglycosides it is poorly absorbed in the intestine.
Large doses may affect intestinal flora.
Be aware of false negative bacterial cultures in the infant when the mother is on antibiotics.
We do not have alternatives for Amikacin since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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