Cefuaxit

Cefuaxit Use In Pregnancy & Lactation

cefuroxime

Manufacturer:

Nectar Lifesciences

Distributor:

Royal Distribution

Marketer:

ESTI Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy: Tablet: There are limited data from the use of cefuroxime in pregnant women. Studies in animals have shown no harmful effects on pregnancy, embryonal or foetal development, parturition or postnatal development. Cefuroxime axetil should be prescribed to pregnant women only if the benefit outweighs the risk.
Injection: There are limited amounts of data from the use of cefuroxime in pregnant women. Studies in animals have shown no reproductive toxicity. Cefuaxit should be prescribed to pregnant women only if the benefit outweighs the risk.
Cefuroxime has been shown to cross the placenta and attain therapeutic levels in amniotic fluid and cord blood after intramuscular or intravenous dose to the mother.
Breastfeeding: Tablet: Cefuroxime is excreted in human milk in small quantities. Adverse effects at therapeutic doses are not expected, although a risk of diarrhoea and fungus infection of the mucous membranes cannot be excluded. Breastfeeding might have to be discontinued due to these effects. The possibility of sensitisation should be taken into account. Cefuroxime should only be used during breastfeeding after benefit/risk assessment by the physician in charge.
Injection: Cefuroxime is excreted in human milk in small quantities. Adverse reactions at therapeutic doses are not expected, although a risk of diarrhoea and fungus infection of the mucous membranes cannot be excluded. A decision must be made whether to discontinue breast-feeding or to discontinue/abstain from cefuroxime therapy taking into account the benefit of breast feeding for the child and the benefit of therapy for the woman.
Fertility: There are no data on the effects of cefuroxime axetil/sodium on fertility in humans. Reproductive studies in animals have shown no effects on fertility.
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