Last update Dec. 1, 2004


High Risk

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

Check-up for development of gastroenteritis.
Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of bacterial cultures when the mother is on antibiotics.
It has been reported worsening on some patients affected with myasthenia gravis and several cases of hepatic failure have occurred.


  • Clarithromycin ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Erythromycin (Moderately safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)

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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


Telithromycin belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Telithromycin in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 57 %
Molecular weight 812 daltons
Protein Binding 60 %
Tmax 3 hours
T1/2 3 hours


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