Is Sulfisoxazole compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Sulfisoxazole?

Sulfisoxazole

November 5, 2014 (Very Low Risk)

Be cautious with those neonates suffering of hyperbilirrubinemia or G-6-P-D deficiency.
Not commercially available in Spain
Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of bacterial cultures when the mother is on antibiotics.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Sulfisoxazole since it is relatively safe.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.

Synonyms

  • Sulfafurazole

Drug trade names

References

  1. AAP - American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs. Transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk. Pediatrics. 2001Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. Fulton B, Moore LL. Antiinfectives in breastmilk. Part II: Sulfonamides, tetracyclines, macrolides, aminoglycosides and antimalarials. J Hum Lact. 1992Abstract