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#1 of 5 Old 04-01-2006, 03:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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.
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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.
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I took it while breasfeeding a few times for upper respiratory infections. Ds never had any problems.
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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.
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did it for all of my episodes of mastitis. okay per mw.
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