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Ampicillin / sulbactam Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ampicillin / sulbactam is also known as: Unasyn

Ampicillin / sulbactam Pregnancy Warnings

Ampicillin-sulbactam has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data from human pregnancy studies. Ampicillin-sulbactam should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

Ampicillin / sulbactam Breastfeeding Warnings

Ampicillin and sulbactam are excreted into human milk in small amounts. Candidiasis and diarrhea have been reported in an infant exposed to ampicillin via breast milk; causality is unknown. Sulbactam is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering ampicillin-sulbactam to nursing women.

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