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3 years ago
My wife is 5 months post partum normal vaginal delivery. She is having bleeding during defecation with mild pain in abdomen since 10-12 days. On Per Rectum examination by surgeon revealed grade 1 hemorrhoids he adviced Sitcom forte tablet and hot sitz bath for hemorrhoids and tab. ciprofloxacin 500mg BD, tab. Metronidazole 400mg Tds for 5 days for suspecting colitis. I wanted to know is it safe to give these 2 antibiotics in lactation? Any other advice?
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Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
3 years ago
Hi Anjsni. Welcome to 1mgdoctors. These medicines are safe during lactation. But beware sometimes it might cause a mild diarrhoea to the baby. So keep feeding the baby a little extra and keep her well hydrated.
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