Last update Feb. 28, 2018
Very Low Risk
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 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.
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 Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2006 of United States of America
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM