What does the CDC recommend for the treatment of trichomoniasis while breastfeeding?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In breastfeeding women, the CDC recommends stopping breastfeeding during the course of metronidazole treatment and for 12-24 hours after the last day. For treatment with tinidazole, the CDC recommends stopping breastfeeding for the course of treatment and for 3 days after the last dose. [48]

Treatment of pregnant women with tinidazole has not been well-studied, however animal studies suggest that the drug poses moderate risks. Use of tinidazole is not recommended in pregnant women. [11]


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