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is azithromycin safe to take while pregnant

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,it is safe.: It is a pregnancy category B drug,which means it is safe to use in pregnancy.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Zithromax is considered safe during pregnancy (category b).
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Of course you never want to take something when you are pregnant that is not really needed. Be sure you are taking it for a specific and documented ba ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics are generally considered safe to take while pregnant.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : Orr is a cephalosporin and that class of antibiotic is safe whe pregnant.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If not allergic it is one of the safe antibiotics.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Penicillin and cephalosporins are safe if not allergic when not pregnant.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Alward
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Generally we try to avoid using trimethoprim in pregnancy, especially if there is another antibiotic that would do the same job. Sometimes though trim ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Cloxacillin is like penicillin and is safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: While some antibiotics are not safe in pregnancy, you can be assured your OB would not prescribe unsafe antibiotics during your pregnancy. It's import ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are several types of theraflu, so it is difficult say. Generally, anything with "tylenol (acetaminophen)" in the name is considered safe, even ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not the best choice.: Talk to your gynecologist. Nyquil contains both alcohol & dextromethorphan (dxm) which are not good for your developing baby.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xu answered
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It's safe. Just take it at the recommended dosage. Best wishes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Although there are no official studies for "flagyl" in pregnancy, millions of pregnant women have been prescribed this medication for bacterial vagino ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Nitrofurantoin, or "macrodantin" is our "go-to" antibiotic for bladder infections in pregnancy. Rarely is anyone allergic to it, it is safe in pregna ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
13 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably safe: Zzzquil basically contains diphenhydramine (benadryl) and alcohol. Diphenhydramine is categorized as a class B drug for pregnant women (May be accept ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This is a completely safe medication in pregnancy. There is no evidence of harm to the baby. Paracetamol is the same medication as Acetaminophen or ty ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Sudafed is commonly used for swollen nasal tissue in pregnancy, or "rhinitis of pregnancy". Be careful with it if you have high blood pressure or anx ... Read More
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes, but not much.: Maternal use of standard otc doses of Robitussin-DM when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Phenylephrine is in a lot of cold formulas and over the counter medications. Unfortunately, it can decrease the blood flow to the uterus which can de ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. M Gray-Swain
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, h ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Up to Your OB: and you. There is a risk to your baby, but to determine if that risk is small or large should be based on your discussion with OB.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Benzodiazepines like valium can cause fetal abnormalities, and are rated category d in pregnancy. It's best to avoid valium and other benzodiazepines ... Read More
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