Which antibiotics are contraindicated in breast-feeding women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Antibiotics (metronidazole [Flagyl], ciprofloxacin [Cipro]) should generally be avoided during lactation, because they are excreted in breast milk; either breastfeeding or the drugs should be discontinued. These agents are probably safe for fertility and during pregnancy.


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