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can doxycycline and tetracycline taken in first five weeks of pregnancy cause birth defects?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: They are usually avoided in pregnancy but not a problem for the fetus in the first 12-18 wks.
Answered on Apr 17, 2015

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