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A 38-year-old female asked:

I am 17 weeks pregnant and have a yeast and bv infection. is it safe to take flagyl and use monistat 7 at the same time?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Flagyl does cross the placenta and go to the baby but it has been used after 14 weeks of pregnancy for a long time without any obvious problems. It is usually considered safe after 14 weeks. An alternative would be Metrogel vaginal gel. Monistat 7 is also considered safe in pregnancy. Monistat 7 doesn't interact with Flagyl and is a vaginal preparation so they can be taken together.
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: In the 2nd trimester, they are both safe, but you may need to be checked to make sure that's the problem. If you do have BV, understand that it is not an infection, but an overgrowth if abnormal bacteria, usually suppressed by your normal vaginal flora (healthy bacteria). Taking probiotics like yogurt can replenish the normal bacteria and suppress the abnormal as well as yeast.
Last updated Apr 9, 2019

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