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A 23-year-old female asked:

is clarythromycin safe for pregnant women? i had cough for1 week but when my doctor prescribed the medicine, i doubted. no test has been dobe before

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
CATEGORY C: We evaluate meds in pregnancy by category. A category c drug may not be safe. This particular antibiotic has been found to increase heart and palate defects, as well as decrease fetal growth, when given to pregnant animals. In pregnant women, this antibiotic may be prescribed by your doctor if the benefits are felt to outweigh the risks. Please discuss further with your doctor before taking it.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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