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Ampicillin And Pregnancy
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MEDS IN PREGNANCY: Both Doxycycline and tetracycline fall in pregnancy safety category-d. It means: there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the potential benefits from the use of the drug in pregnant women may be acceptable despite its potential ricks (e.g. If the drug is needed in life threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs can't be used or are ineffective). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your doctor: While Metronidazole is listed as a risk category b, it is not safe in the first trimester, because of possible association with congenital defects it may be acceptable in 2nd and 3rd trimesters if alternatives failed. These are questions that are too important to be asked in a online forum. You should always be discussing such things with the provider caring for your pregnancy only please. ...Read more
Is it okay to take both metronidazole and nitrofurantoin for a uti during my second trimester in my pregnancy?
Entirely safe: Both these drugs are entirely safe for pregnant moms and fetuses, especially this late in pregnancy. In any case, assuming your doctor knows you are pregnant, she would not have prescribed them if she didn't believe they are safe and that their benefit outweighed any risks. Discuss with the doctor's office if you remain concerned about it. ...Read more
Yes.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more
Can prednisone and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) affect heroin urine test with a false positive?
No: Although screening tests be test positive for closely related compounds, screening tests are just that and are not valid until confirmed by specific tests such as gas chromatography or mass spectroscopy which are highly specific and have virtually no false positives. ...Read more
On 250mg/day Ampicillin during pregnancy due to GBS UTIs. Throat hurts will the antibiotics cause false negative in throat culture for Strep throat?
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I am 7 days late on my period and I took a pregnancy test and it was negative but I'm on the medication ampicillin. What should I do?
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No: If you are truly allergic to PCN then Ampicillin is closely related. I would recommend seeing an allergist to evaluate your PCN allergy. Many people who think or were told they are allergic actually are not. Even among people who were allergic many lose their sensitivity over time. ...Read more
Yes: As long as you are not allergic to either the Ampicillin or Flagyl you may take them together. Take your medication as prescribed by your physician. Certain infections require the use of dual therapy antibiotics. If you have any side effects call your physician or pharmacist. Good luck and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex, contact doc: Prostatitis and painful ejaculation are complex. Maybe STD or seminal vesiculitis instead. Most prostatitis isn't bacterial and no antibiotic helps. For known bacterial infection, ampicillin is not a common drug, not active against many urinary bacteria. If you are self treating, stop the drug and get professional care. If under doc's care, contact the office about duration of Rx and next steps. ...Read more
Different antibiotic: Ampicillin is not a great choice for adult prostatitis though it does work for some. Sometimes a culture helps, sometimes a trial of another antibiotic is reasonable because some bacteria don't show up on routine cultures (and need special media to grow in culture). Treatment for prostatitis can be of several weeks duration to eliminate the infection. See your doc or get a referral to a urologist ...Read more
Can gram negative folliculitus be cured? How long is it safe to take ampicillin for this? Likelihood of ampicillin curing GNF? Thanks!
Folliculitis: can be cured with antibiotics, but it can recur. It is usually due to gram positive bacteria (Staphlococci), however, if you are certain that this one is due to gram negative bacteria (by culture), then ampicillin is not the best antibiotic. The physician needs to select an antibiotic that works well for gram negative organisms ...Read more