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Why can i not take nitrofurantoin in the third trimester?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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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.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 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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