Cetraxal and Breastfeeding
Since Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin ear drops) is used in the ear, very little of the medication would be expected to reach the breast milk. No research is available on this topic; however, the active ingredient (ciprofloxacin) has been shown to pass through breast milk when taken by mouth. Discuss your health situation with your healthcare provider before using Cetraxal while breastfeeding.
Can I Use Cetraxal While Breastfeeding?Cetraxal® (ciprofloxacin ear drops) is a prescription ear drop used to treat bacterial infections of the outer ear and ear canal. While very little, if any, Cetraxal is absorbed into the body from the ear, at this time it is unknown if the medication passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about using Cetraxal.
No research has been done to see if Cetraxal passes through breast milk. The active ingredient, ciprofloxacin, is known to pass through breast milk in small amounts when taken by mouth.
Cetraxal is an ear drop, and very little of the medication reaches the bloodstream after normal use. Therefore, it is unlikely that the drug would reach the breast milk to be passed to a nursing infant. However, because Cetraxal has never been studied in breastfeeding women, potential problems cannot yet be ruled out.
Talking With Your Healthcare ProviderYou should discuss breastfeeding and Cetraxal with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.