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Telavancin

Last Revision: February 7, 2019.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

CASRN: 372151-71-8

Chemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because telavancin is poorly absorbed orally, it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Monitor the infant for possible effects on the gastrointestinal tract, such as diarrhea, vomiting, and candidiasis (e.g., thrush, diaper rash). However, because there is no published experience with telavancin during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Telavancin

CAS Registry Number

372151-71-8

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Antibacterial Agents
  • Glycopeptides
  • Lipoglycopeptides

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