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Ceftizoxime Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ceftizoxime is also known as: Cefizox

Ceftizoxime Pregnancy Warnings

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

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Ceftizoxime Breastfeeding Warnings

Ceftizoxime is excreted into human milk in small amounts. Adverse effects in the nursing infant are unlikely. Other cephalosporins have been classified as compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Heikkila A, Erkkola R "Review of beta-lactam antibiotics in pregnancy - the need for adjustment of dosage schedules." Clin Pharmacokinet 27 (1994): 49-62
  2. "Product Information. Cefizox (ceftizoxime)." Fujisawa, Deerfield, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Cefizox (ceftizoxime)." Fujisawa, Deerfield, IL.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 5th ed." Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins (1998):
  3. Gerding DN, Peterson LR "Comparative tissue and extravascular fluid concentrations of ceftizoxime." J Antimicrob Chemother 10 (1982): 105-16

Further information

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