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Cefdinir use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Cefdinir: Omnicef, Omnicef Omni-Pac

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 29, 2020.

Cefdinir Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Although no information is available on the use of cefdinir during breastfeeding, cephalosporins are generally not be expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. Occasionally disruption of the infant's gastrointestinal flora, resulting in diarrhea or thrush have been reported with cephalosporins, but these effects have not been adequately evaluated. Cefdinir is acceptable in nursing mothers.

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

Ceftibuten

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Cefdinir

CAS Registry Number

91832-40-5

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Antibacterial Agents
  • Cephalosporins

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