A 35-year-old member asked:
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Why can I not take nitrofurantoin in the third trimester?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hemolytic anemia: Actually you should avoid Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) during the last month of the pregnancy and while in labor. It can cause hemolytic anemia in the baby.
Answered on Dec 24, 2014

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Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin): It is safe to take both medications unless you have an allergy to one or the other.
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Dr. Glen Elliott
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Yes.: Neither should affect the efficacy or increase the side effects of the other.
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