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Zithromax while breastfeeding

post #1 of 5
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Can I take my 4 250mg if Zithromax while breastfeeding my 2 1/2 year old? i feed him 5 times during the day and he wants it all night. It is an
Antibiotic.
post #2 of 5
It is an L2 which is the "safer" category. My Hale's says: "The predicted dose of azithromycin (zithromax) received by the infant would be approximately 0.4 mg/kg/day. This would suggest that the level of azithromycin ingested by a breastfeeding infant is not clinically significant. New pediatric formulations of azithromycin have been recently introduced. ..."

I would keep breastfeeding while taking it.
post #3 of 5
I took it while breasfeeding a few times for upper respiratory infections. Ds never had any problems.
post #4 of 5
Thanks for the info. My dr. prescribed it for me today. (Z pack)

I found this thread by doing a search to see if it's ok to take.
post #5 of 5
did it for all of my episodes of mastitis. okay per mw.
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