Last update Nov. 20, 2020

Grepafloxacin Hydrochloride

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.

It was withdrawn from the market around the world because its toxic effect on cardiovascular system (Sprandel 2003).

Due to the publication of reports of serious or potentially serious side effects in patients treated with fluoroquinolones, several health authorities propose restricting their indiscriminate outpatient use and reserving them for certain serious diseases (EMA 2018, FDA 2016).

Alternatives

  • Ciprofloxacin ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Norfloxacin ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Ofloxacin ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team, 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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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 72 %
Molecular weight 396 daltons
Protein Binding 50 %
Tmax 3 hours
T1/2 15,7 hours

References

  1. EMA-PRAC. Fluoroquinolone and quinolone antibiotics: PRAC recommends restrictions on use. Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee. 2018 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. EMA. Resumen de la audiencia pública de la EMA sobre antibióticos quinolonas y fluoroquinolonas. 2018 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. FDA. La FDA actualiza las advertencias para los antibióticos conocidos como fluoroquinolonas. Comunicado de Prensa. 2016 Full text (link to original source)
  4. FDA. FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics. News Release. 2016 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Towers CV, Forinash AB. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk. Wolters Kluwer Health. Tenth edition (acces on line) 2015
  6. Sprandel KA, Rodvold KA. Safety and tolerability of fluoroquinolones. Clin Cornerstone. 2003 Abstract

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