I get very few UTI's but when I do it seems that I have a hard time getting rid of them. BTW, I looked at Kellymom on that page that talks about thrush but it really doesn't say how to prevent it. I really want to prevent any potential problems while taking it. My daughter is 2 1/2 weeks old and I was prescribed Cipro and although my doctor expressed that it was okay for me to take it and nurse, my pharmacist said it was not. Now I have one that has gotten into my kidneys and the only thing that ever seems to work is Cipro. This is my second UTI since my daughter's birth and I was given a short 3 day dose of Cipro and it didn't knock out my UTI, so now they want to give me another stronger dose..I have a lot of drug allergies so I don't have a lot of options other than cipro. Cipro is a class C drug for nursing mothers and it is what the doctor prescribed me this time. Now I am reading online how it is not recommended for nursing mothers. Is there something out there that is less dangerous? Yeah Stelvis I should really do my research before posting, LOL. Anyway, I guess I need to watch for thrush and bloody stools but otherwise I think I will be ok. I saw your post about taking Cipro while breastfeeding, and I was wondering how it was going for you. ./temp/~u Snsdf:1 The AAP rates Cipro as usually compatible with breastfeeding. It's not the first choice antibiotic, but if you need it, you need it. I should have just looked at Kellymom in the first place. Antibiotic usage is fairly common among breastfeeding mothers and there is potential for transfer to infants through breast milk. While most medicines taken by lactating women cause no harm to their babies, at times it can result in serious consequences. This article reviews the principles governing tranfer of maternal antibiotics to breast milk, its clinical significance, and ways to minimise inadvertent infant exposure. Breast feeding is undoubtedly the best form of nutrition for newborns and young infants. Its advantages go far beyond nutritional and anti-infective benefits. Therefore there are almost no contraindications to breast feeding, particularly in developing countries where social, cultural, and economic factors often take precedence over medical issues. Currently, for want of a safer and more cost effective form of providing nourishment, even maternal HIV infection is not an absolute contraindication to breast feeding in these countries.
In every pregnancy, a woman starts out with a 3-5% chance of having a baby with a birth defect. This sheet talks about whether exposure to ciprofloxacin may increase the risk for birth defects over that background risk. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your health care provider. Most studies did not find an increased chance for birth defects when women took ciprofloxacin or other quinolone antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy. Because these studies included women taking ciprofloxacin for only five to seven days, the effects of long-term use are not well known. However, there was not an increased chance for birth defects in a small number of babies exposed to longer periods of use. There does not seem to be an increased chance for harmful effects on the baby if ciprofloxacin is taken later in pregnancy. While not likely to affect a pregnancy, ciprofloxacin has been associated with joint pain and, rarely, tendon rupture in the person taking the medication. Any joint pain due to ciprofloxacin typically goes away after stopping the medication. Your order will be packed safe and secure and dispatched within 24 hours. This is exactly how your parcel will look like (pictures of a real shipping item). It has a size and a look of a regular private letter (9.4x4.3x0.3 inches or 24x11x0.7cm) and it does not disclose its contents Common use Cipro is antimicrobial broad-spectrum antibiotic related to fluoroquinolones group. This medication inhibits DNA-gyrase, the enzyme of bacteria, which is responsible for DNA replication and synthesis of bacterial cellular proteins, this causes their death so drug performs bactericidal activity. Cipro is active against propagating bacteria and when they are in a resting state. Cipro is used to treat different conditions and illnesses caused by bacterial infection of pulmonary system, kidney and urogenital system, gastrointestinal system (mouth, dents, jaws, bladder and biliary tract), skin, mucous membranes and soft tissues and others. It is active against many different gram negative aerobic and gram positive bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella, Proteus, Chlamydia, Streptococcus, some species of Sraphybcoccus genus.
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. For this medicine, the following should be considered: Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully. Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of ciprofloxacin in children. However, because of this medicine's toxicity, it should be used with caution, after other medicines have been considered and found ineffective. Ciprofloxacin oral liquid or tablet may be used in children to prevent anthrax infection after possible exposure, and to treat serious kidney infections. Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of ciprofloxacin extended-release tablets in the pediatric population. Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of ciprofloxacin in the elderly. One of the problems with using ciprofloxacin and breastfeeding concerns mixed recommendations on the medication’s use by nursing mothers. Some health experts have said ciprofloxacin poses minimal risk while breastfeeding, while others have not recommended the drug when a woman nurses a child. Limited studies have shown the antibiotic passes into breast milk, but the levels vary. Research revealed ciprofloxacin could harm bones and joints of offspring in animals. Scientists tested blood of breastfed babies whose mothers took ciprofloxacin in one study. Higher levels of the drug registered about two hours after the women received oral doses of the medication. The overall amount of ciprofloxacin in infant serum measured lower than doses typically prescribed for infants with certain conditions.
Breastfeeding mothers, like anyone, may need to take antibiotics for a bacterial infection. One common reason why breastfeeding mothers may need antibiotics is for infective mastitis. When a breastfeeding mother has to take antibiotics, she may worry about how they may impact her, her breastmilk or her baby. Use of ciprofloxacin is acceptable in nursing mothers with monitoring of the infant for possible effects on the gastrointestinal flora, such as diarrhea or candidiasis thrush, diaper rash. Avoiding breastfeeding for 3 to 4 hours after a dose should decrease the exposure of the infant to ciprofloxacin in breastmilk.