Rifaximin

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Rifaximinis poorly absorbed orally and used only for gastrointestinal infections. It is not likely to reach the breastmilk or bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants after maternal use. However, no published experience exists with rifaximin during breastfeeding; therefore, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.


Drug Levels:


Maternal Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Effects in Breastfed Infants:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


References:






Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Rifaximin

CAS Registry Number:

88747-56-2

Drug Class:


  • Anti-Infective Agents

  • Gastrointestinal Agents

  • Rifamycins


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    987


    Last Revision Date:


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