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A 33-year-old male asked:

My wife has been prescribed nitrofurantoin 100mg twice daily for 1 week for uti with ecoli. she is now 35 weeks pregnant. is it safe to take this dru?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Probably: Nitrofurantoin use may be contraindicated in pregnant patients in whom labor is imminent. Nitrofurantoin is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections in pregnancy. Animal studies have not demonstrated a problem with fetal exposure to this antibiotic. The fda lists this drug as probably safe for pregnant women.
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