Rocephin Pregnancy

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Pregnancy of Rocephin in details

infoPregnancy is always a special situation where every action or side effect of the drug varies when compared to a situation of a non-pregnant patient. It is not only because the pregnant woman's metabolism differs due to the hormonal and other changes happened to her, but also because every medicine or its metabolite passes to the baby and shows its action there. The only thing is, be cautious, attentive and well supervised when you take any single drug in pregnancy. The interactions can vary in pregnancy, and the dosage may differ as well. Strict supervision of the Physician is mandatory. Now let us know what happens when pregnant woman takes Rocephin drug.

Category B: Either animal-reproduction studies have not demonstrated a foetal risk but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women or animal-reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect (other than a decrease in fertility) that was not confirmed in controlled studies in women in the 1st trimester (and there is no evidence of a risk in later trimesters).

Rocephin breastfeeding

infoWhen a drug is taken when the patient is breast feeding, a part of the drug is secreted in her breast milk and is passed to the baby. The dosage of the medicine to mother and baby are different, and many drugs actions are side effects when you take them without a disease, and what if you the baby takes them without a disease? What if the drug is contraindicated in newborns, infants or children? So, breastfeeding is a very alarming situation when the mother is on medications. Ask your Physician or Pediatrician about the effect of the drug on the baby and how much is excreted in breast milk and if it harms the baby! The below information is the Rocephin drug mechanism related to breastfeeding.

Use is considered acceptable; caution is recommended. -UK: A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother and the benefit of breastfeeding for the child. Excreted into human milk: Yes (small amounts) Comments: -The effects in the nursing infant are unknown; low levels in milk not expected to cause harmful effects in the nursing infant. -This drug is considered compatible with breastfeeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

After 1 g IM or IV on day 3 postpartum to 20 women, peak milk levels averaged about 0.7 and 0.5 mg/L, respectively, at about 4 hours after the dose. Levels decreased very slowly over 24 hours with half-lives of 13 to 17 hours. Amounts in milk correspond to infant dose of about 0.5% of the maternal weight-adjusted dose. With usual doses, only a few mg of this drug expected to be ingested per day by the infant. Disruption of infant's gastrointestinal flora (resulting in diarrhea or thrush) reported occasionally with cephalosporins; such effects have not been adequately evaluated. Risk of diarrhea and mucous membrane fungal infections cannot be excluded; possible sensitization should be considered.

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