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Is it safe to take amoxicillin during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take amoxicillin during pregnancy?

Yes: That is safe in pregnancy. It is a category b medication, indicating that animal studies do not indicate any problems, and fetal harm is unlikely. That said, it has been used extensively in pregnancy without problems. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is amoxicillin ok during 2nd trimester pregnancy?

Is amoxicillin ok during 2nd trimester pregnancy?

OK throughout!: Unless you are allergic to penicillins, Amoxicillin is safe throughout pregnancy. No fetal effects anticipated. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin safe during the first trimester of pregnancy? Some sites say amoxicillin is a category a (in australia) and some say its a category b?

Is amoxicillin safe during the first trimester of pregnancy? Some sites say amoxicillin is a category a (in australia) and some say its a category b?

Amoxicillin: In animal studies Amoxicillin did not cause any problems when given in large doses to pregnant rats and mice. The antibiotic has not been studied in pregnant women, but case reports suggest that Amoxicillin does not increase the risk of birth defects or miscarriages. If you are taking Amoxicillin and pregnancy occurs, let your healthcare provider know. Have a great baby. ...Read more

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Taking Amoxicillin 500mg twice a day for Strep. Also taking 250mg Ampicillin to keep away GBS UTIs during pregnancy. Will one decrease other's work?

Taking Amoxicillin 500mg twice a day for Strep. Also taking 250mg Ampicillin to keep away GBS UTIs during pregnancy. Will one decrease other's work?

Same: They are almost the same. Stop the ampicillin. Do not take these meds without a clear indication. Prolonged or frequent exposure can cause C. Diff. which is very serious. ...Read more

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Why is amoxicillin classed as pregnancy category (a) in australia and category (b) in america? Is amoxicillin made with different ingredients in au?

Amoxicillin: Do not know the reason for the difference in classifications between the two countries, but both have outstanding health care systems. There is no evidence to suggest that Amoxicillin will harm a fetus when given to a pregnant woman, but double blind comparative trials have not been done. There are no reports in case studies to suggest any danger. ...Read more

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I'm on femme tab 20/100 I have to take a course of amoxicillin ranbaxy fir 5 days will the pill still cover from pregnancy plz ?

Use alternate method: Antibiotics like amoxicillin can interfere with the efficacy of birth control pills. So while you are taking the amoxicillin you should use condoms (or abstinence) ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use amoxicillin for boils in pregnancy?

Is it possible for me to use amoxicillin for boils in pregnancy?

YOU should ask all : Antibiotic related questions to your ob, amoicillin is safe in pregnancy but it may or may not be the treatment of choice for the boils please discuss with your OB tonight. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant a mth after abortion? Will d amoxicillin& k clavulanate affect the new pregnancy?

Can i get pregnant a mth after abortion? Will d amoxicillin& k clavulanate affect the new pregnancy?

Pregnant?: Yes. You can get pregnant in the month after an abortion. This question has been repeatedly answered in the affirmative. No need to keep asking it. The antibiotics you describe should be safe for pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have bad cough in my 18 week pregnancy , I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg ,n ketotifen1 mg is it danger for baby ?

I have bad cough in my 18 week pregnancy  , I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg ,n ketotifen1 mg is it danger for baby ?

Category C: Especially if the medication in a topical/local form, it is relatively safe (e.g. risks to the baby are minimal; but not zero). ...Read more

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How does amoxicillin affect implanon's effectiveness? I was on amoxicillin for about 5 days and then had unprotected sex about 24ish hours after going off the medicine. Just wondering if I should be worried about potential pregnancy. I know i'm probably

How does amoxicillin affect implanon's effectiveness? I was on amoxicillin for about 5 days and then had unprotected sex about 24ish hours after going off the medicine.  Just wondering if I should be worried about potential pregnancy.  I know i'm probably

There : There has been much debate over this topic. Some doctors tell their patients to use a back-up method while on antibiotics, while others do not. Personally I do not advise my patient to use a back up while taking antibiotics, for me there is not enough scientific literature out there supporting any effect. If you suspect you may be pregnant (miss your next cycle) then obviously take a pregnancy test, but i suspect you are fine. Take care. ...Read more

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How long after finishing amoxicillin can I have sex? Had sex day 8 of cycle and finished amox 10 days ago. Also on bcp. Chance of pregnancy?

How long after finishing amoxicillin can I have sex? Had sex day 8 of cycle and finished amox 10 days ago. Also on bcp. Chance of pregnancy?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin doesn't usually interfere with the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. If you are using them correctly, your birth control pills should still work and your risk of pregnancy should be very small. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can take in pregnancy?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can take in pregnancy?

Probably: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is classified as category b for safety in pregnancy. This indicates a good, safe profile. For peace of mind, you can check the definitions of these categories on the net for this and other drugs. Always checkwith your ob-gyn even with supplelemnts nad "natural products". ...Read more

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Can i safely take amoxicillin with birth control? I have unprotected sex. Can this cause pregnancy? How safe am i?

Should be OK: There is no definitive interference with birth control by amoxicllin. On the other hand, since there have been some questionable reports, best to be safe and back up your contraception with condoms while taking the antibiotic if you don't want to be pregnant. ...Read more

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Can infected abd surgical site affect my baby?Pus under skin after complaint of severe surgical pain.Only amoxicillin because of the pregnancy per md

Can infected abd surgical site affect my baby?Pus under skin after complaint of severe surgical pain.Only amoxicillin because of the pregnancy per md

Yes: The infection if it stays localized will not affect your baby at all. If it were to become systemic, that is, if the bacteria were to move into your bloodstream, then that could affect the baby. If it's not getting better see your doctor again. If you have concerns about your doctor, consider getting a second opinion. Amoxicillin is a good anabiotic but may not be first in line for skin infection. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more