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VI. ANTI-MICROBIALS AND ANTI-INFESTIVES

Antibacterial (antibiotic)
 

Product: Ampicillin and Amoxycillin
For Children: Safe
For Pregnant Women: Safe
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Safe
Contra-indications*: ---------
Caution: Periodic check of hepatic and renal functions

 
Product: Norfloxacin and Ciprofloxacin
For Children: Not recommended
For Pregnant Women: Contra-indicated. Safety not established.
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Use only if clearly indicated
Contra-indications*: Renal impairment, history of epilepsy
Caution: Monitor urinary output

 
Product: Cephalosporins
For Children: Avoid in infants below 6 months, chances of skin reaction
For Pregnant Women: Use only if clearly indicated
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Use with caution
Contra-indications*: Renal and hepatic impairment
Caution: Stop the therapy if diarrhoea occurs

 
Product: Co-trimoxazole (sulfamethoxazole and trimethuprim)
For Children: Not recommended in infants below 6 weeks. Reduced dose in older children.
For Pregnant Women: May cause defects in the baby
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Caution
Contra-indications*: Renal and hepatic impairment
Caution: Monitor urinary output

*Not to be used in the conditions stated, because it could cause complications
 

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