My ob/gyn prescribed me an antibiotic gel called metronizadole for bacterial vaginosis. He assures me it's safe to use while breastfeeding, but the insert that came with the gel cautioned about BF'ing while taking the drug because of carcinogenic studies with rodents (eek!). I did some research on the Internet, and the consensus seems to be that metronizadole is probably safe for the BF'ing infant, but should be used with caution (in fact, it is used for infants sometimes, especially preemies, but I'm still freaked out!).
Has anyone else used this drug while breastfeeding, and did you notice any adverse effects with the baby? The brand name is Flagyl, but that's for the single high-dose pill - what my ob prescribed is a gel to use once a day for five days.
Thanks so much!