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Levaquin 750mg for 26 days

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  • Levaquin 750mg for 26 days

    I was diagnosed with a blood infection following my c section and will be on a course of Levaquin 750mg for 26 days. Is it still safe to breast feed on this? I take it right after a previous feeding and wait 4hrs to pump afterwards.

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    About 17% of the dose of levofloxacin gets into milk. This is a significant amount. While exposure to this for a few days is not a problem, using it for 26 days while breastfeeding could be detrimental to your infant's bone and tendons.

    I would not suggest you breastfeed with this drug for this long.

    Be sure you understand the adult bone and tendon complications of this drug. Tendon ruptures are common.

    Tom Hale Ph.D.


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