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is cephalexin okay to take while pregnant? 33 weeks pregnant.

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Dr. Angela Zhang
Dr. Angela Zhanganswered
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes.: Cephalexin is a preganancy category b drug which means animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women or animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Keflex or Cephalexin is ok to take during pregnancy. Congrats on your pregnancy. May delivery go smoothly. The first three months are difficult after delivery because of fatigue and multiple causes, but remember that this too shall pass. Enjoy your little one and may god bless you and your family.

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