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Rifaximin use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Rifaximin: Xifaxan

Rifaximin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Rifaximin is poorly absorbed orally and used only for gastrointestinal infections. It is not likely to reach the breastmilk or bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants after maternal use. However, no published experience exists with rifaximin during breastfeeding; therefore, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

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.

References

Rifaximin Identification

Substance Name

Rifaximin

CAS Registry Number

88747-56-2

Drug Class

Anti-Infective Agents

Gastrointestinal Agents

Rifamycins

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

987

Last Revision Date

20130907

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