Rifabutin use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Rifabutin: Mycobutin

Rifabutin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

The amount of rifabutin in milk is insufficient to treat tuberculosis in the breastfed infant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other professional organizations state that breastfeeding should not be discouraged in women taking rifabutin.[1][2][3]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Rifampin

References

1. Blumberg HM, Burman WJ, Chaisson RE et al. American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America: treatment of tuberculosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003;167:603-62. PMID: 12588714

2. Anon. Treatment of tuberculosis. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2003;52:1-77. PMID: 12836625

3. Bartlett JG. Guidelines section. Infect Dis Clin Pract. 2002;11:467-71. DOI: doi:10.1097/01.idc.0000086415.30743.15

Rifabutin Identification

Substance Name

Rifabutin

CAS Registry Number

72559-06-9

Drug Class

Antitubercular Agents

Leprostatic Agents

Rifamycins

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

704

Last Revision Date

20130907

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