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is bactrim safe during pregnancy

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be used during pregnancy if prescribed by your doctor, otherwise i would not use it without presciptio ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Ok until 36 weeks: You can take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) up to 36 weeks. After 36 weeks you should avoid bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
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Dr. Chirag Vasa
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Category C: C:use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.Side ... Read More
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience Pharmacology
Jaundice near term: Sulfonamides readily cross placenta to fetus and concentrations in fetus could range for 70% -90 % that of the mother. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and t ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfonamide. There are risks associated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) use during e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Small risk: Unfortunately, there is a small risk of birth defects associated with this medication. But, overall, the risk is low. These are questions that should ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Absolutely not, this antibiotic has not been determined to be safe during pregnancy, being labeled as pregnancy category d. It should not be taken any ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Check: with your doctor. It is also concerning me that you have not listed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or sulfa as an allergy. The thrombocyt ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes if taken: Loestrin is a brand name for a BCP. And if taken according to the directions is a very effective contraceptive. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimetho ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
?: Some antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. I would use an alternative form of birth control while on antibiotics.
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, not as long as you were taking the Lo Loestrin FE daily correctly.

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