May 27 2022


Available information is scarce, but indicative of a low level of ceftibuten in breast milk. An observation on six patients treated with a single dose of 200 mg showed no detectable amounts in milk throughout 24 hours after administration. It is considered, therefore, that ceftibuten can be administered to the mother without risk to the baby.

As with other antibiotics, this one may trigger diarrhea or candidiasis. That risk has not been systematically evaluated on this group of drugs.

Warning of the manufacturer:

Ceftibuten has not been detected in the milk of nursing mothers.