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Can gentamicin be taken during breastfeeding?

The antibiotic called gentamicin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Small amounts of this medicine pass into breast milk, but it is not thought to be harmful to nursing babies. New mothers, however, should avoid breastfeeding when taking this drug. Additional pregnancy studies are still needed.

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