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Why can i not take nitrofurantoin in the third trimester?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
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.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA: Because of the possibility of hemolytic anemia caused by immature erythrocyte enzyme systems (glutathione instability), the drug is contraindicated in pregnant patients at term (38 to 42 weeks gestation).
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Last updated Oct 24, 2016
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