Have any nursing mothers ever taken Bactrim?
Topic: Have any nursing mothers ever taken Bactrim?
June 18, 2019 / By Alexandra Question:
My daughter is 16 months
My dr thought I may of had a staph infection on my side. I started bactrim and the next day my daughter started puking. We didnt know if it was related to the Bactrim, but the spot was getting better so he told me to stop the Bactrim just in case. Now, another spot on my side has shown up. I know I need something but am scared to make my daughter sick again. I dont know if it was the meds or just coincidence. My dr is pretty clueless on breastfeeding and doesnt really know what to think. Just looking for experience.
Mystic, the bottle says SULFAMETHOXAZOLE.
Best Answers: Have any nursing mothers ever taken Bactrim?
Turlough | 10 days ago
Does it list the active ingredent(s) on the prescription bottle? Check that its sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim.
Also I'm not an expert in drug hierarchies for treating different conditions so I'm not sure which antibiotics are best for staph; or which drugs are also likely allergens to a baby allergic to bactrim. I would get your doctor to call motherisk: 416-813-6780
With healthy, full-term infants it appears acceptable to use sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim during breastfeeding after the newborn period. Until further data are accumulated, alternate agents should probably be used in jaundiced, ill, stressed or premature infants, because of the risk of bilirubin displacement and kernicterus. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim should be avoided while breastfeeding a G6PD-deficient infant.
A prospective, controlled study asked mothers who called an information service about adverse reactions experience by their breastfed infants. Of 12 women who took sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim during breastfeeding (time postpartum and dosage not stated), none reported diarrhea, drowsiness or irritability in her infant. Two mothers reported poor feeding in their infants.
Bactrim DS is just the sustained release form...it's still the same set of 2 drugs.
It should be safe for breastfeeding as long as the infant is not allergic to sulfas.
Tom Hale Ph.D.
I think a referral to an Infectious Disease specialist may be required. Thus far we've not seen much staph resistance to Bactrim. However, clinidamycin may be a suitable alternative in this case. Perhaps culture and sensitivities are in order. Mom may be colonized in the nose and re-infecting herself. Nose probably needs treatment with Bactroban as well.
As for breastfeeding, you might see some candida or C. Dificle overgrowth in the infant over this time, so watch for candida diaper rash or bloody diarrhea, and consult with the pediatrician if these occur.
Tom Hale Ph.d.
Janice Chetelat posted on Monday, July 24, 2006 - 09:27 am
Thank you so much. She will talk with her doctor today.
I have one more question. The 11 week old is currently on amoxicillin 250mg/day for persistant ear infection. He has 6 more days. Is there a problem with mom receiving the above treatment during that time? What is the best treatment for an infant if he does develope candida rash or thrush? Nystatin, diflucan, does it matter?
Jan Chetelat RN
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I found the article below. It does talk about Bactrim having some effect. It may have been coincidence or she may have gotten sick from the Bactrim.
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I took that when I had a flesh eating virus with my c-section. I called my sons doctor and they said that since its a level 3, have no idea what that means, that I should not breast feed till 48 hours after I took the last pill.
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return to your infectious disease specialist. the infection can easily be passed to babe & other members of the family. keep your hands clean & NEVER take meds without fully understanding the risks. it is imperative to consult the pediatrician, too.
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