Metronidazole and breastfeeding???

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-26-2007
Metronidazole and breastfeeding???
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Thu, 05-06-2010 - 8:59pm

Hi,

I was just prescribed metronidazole Vaginal Gel .75% to take once a day for five days. I was wondering if anyone has taken this while breastfeeding. My daughter is 7 months old and is still exclusively breastfed. We are planning on introducing rice cereal this week, but, I would like to continue breastfeeding. Back in the beginning of April I stopped breastfeeding for three days and began to see a drop in my supply and stopped some of the eye drops in order to continue breastfeeding.

Any input and experience would be greatly appreciated. This board was so great before so thank you in advance.

Alli

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2009
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 9:27pm

I just looked this one up in Hale's book and it's lactation category L2 (safer). Hale says plasma levels are exceedingly low. No need to suspend breastfeeding at all.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-26-2007
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 10:08pm

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!

What a relief. I can now feel calm about taking the medication and breastfeeding.

Once again, I appreciate your help.

Alli