Cefalexina en el embarazo: Can it be taken? Are you safe?

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Cephalexin is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is used for the treatment of bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, tonsillitis, lung and respiratory infections, dental infections, ear infections, among others.

According to the FDA classification, the cephalexin has a risk B when used during embarrassment. It is intended to decide that tests will be carried out in cobayas, but no significant changes will be found in them or in the fetuses, however, there are no adequate studies, they are not controlled by women who are embarrassed.

For this reason, its recommendation falls to the medical criterion after evaluating if it is the best benefit for the woman that the risk can cause the fetus or both.

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How to take cephalexin in embarazo?

According to clinical practice, the use of cephalexin at 500 mg every 6 hours does not seem to cause harm to the embarrassment or harm the baby, being a safe option for the treatment of several infections. However, it should only be used under the indication of the obstetrician and if it is really necessary.

The dose during embarazo suele varies between 250 or 500 mg every 6, 8 or 12 hours, depending on the illness being treated.

Can it be taken during maternal lactation?

The use of cephalexin during maternal lactation must be carried out with caution, as the drug is excreted through the mother’s milk 4 to 8 hours after the ingestion of a 500 mg tablet.

If the woman has to use this medication, the ideal is to ingest it at the same time when the baby is giving birth, because in this way it allows one to take another dose and the concentration of the antibiotic in the mother’s milk below.

Another possibility is that the mother extracts the mother’s milk before taking the medicine and offers it to the baby and that milk is provided in the pueda darle pecho.

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