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Are cranberry pills safe to use for a UTI when pregnant?

Are cranberry pills safe to use for a UTI when pregnant?

Yes: But this is only an aid and not a cure. You should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic based on a culture. The cranberry pill is safe and best thought of as a preventative along with plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Safe antibiotics in pregnency?

Safe antibiotics in pregnency?

Many depend on trim: We try to avoid them at first trimester, but penicillin families are safe. Macrodantin, (nitrofurantoin) Erythromycin are also safe. We avoid tetracyclin, cipromycin, sulfa at the end o the pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is AZO safe to take while pregnant for a bladder infection?

Is AZO safe to take while pregnant for a bladder infection?

Antibiotics: Azo is safe for use during pregnancy but it is not an antibiotic and will not adequately treat a bladder infection. It is important that bladder infections in pregnancy be properly treated to prevent spread to the kidney ...Read more

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Am in my first trimester of pregnancy and have tested positive for uti. Doc prescribed amoxyllin, is it safe?

Am in my first trimester of pregnancy and have tested positive for uti. Doc prescribed amoxyllin, is it safe?

Generally yes: Amoxicillin does not have toxic metabolic breakdown products which would harm the fetus. Some patients they develop antibodies to Amoxicillin but this would not cross the placenta it has low toxicity and is not a carcinogen or or causes birth defects. ...Read more

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Cloxacilin antibiotics safe in pregnant women?

Cloxacilin antibiotics safe in pregnant women?

Cloxacillin: Cloxacillin is fda pregnancy category b. There are no reports of problems but also no controlled studies w cloxacillin. Benefit should outweigh risk. Discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is Flagyl safe in pregnancy?

Is Flagyl safe in pregnancy?

Depends on trimester: Flagyl should not be used as single dose for bacterial vaginosis or during first trimester for treating trichomoniasis. Black box warning advises of its carcinogenicity in mice & rats; so caution is advised. Discuss with OB for alternatives. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take both metronidazole and nitrofurantoin for a uti during my second trimester in my pregnancy?

Is it okay to take both metronidazole and nitrofurantoin for a uti during my second trimester in my pregnancy?

UTI: Either is safe during the second trimester of pregnancy but only Nitrofurantoin is needed for a urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacterial vaginosis is the most common condition for which Metronidazole is prescribed. ...Read more

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Are there any good home treatment for pregnant woman with urinary tract infection?

Are there any good home treatment for pregnant woman with urinary tract infection?

Beware: If you are pregnant and have a UTI I would recommend that you receive antibiotics prescribed by your physician. Untreated UTI can lead to infectious complications to your baby that can cause premature labor/birth. ...Read more

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Will taking Azo yeast infection pills while pregnant harm the baby? I take these for utis.

Will taking Azo yeast infection pills while pregnant harm the baby? I take these for utis.

Azo aren't for yeast: Azo are not yeast infection pills. They are used to reduce bladder spasms. They don't treat utis but are used to help with symptoms while antibiotics can kick in. It's best to check in with your OB if you're having bladder trouble. A bladder infection that's untreated during pregnancy can spread to the kidney and possibly cause preterm birth. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant urine sample possible uti, is it safe for baby to take prescribed antibiotics before sample confirmed of uti?

33 weeks pregnant urine sample possible uti, is it safe for baby to take prescribed antibiotics before sample confirmed of uti?

Clinical diagnosis: It sounds like your doctor made a clinical judgment based on the information available at the time of your visit. We often do this when the symptoms match the findings on physical examination or office testing. If we will feel there is enough information available to make a reasonable medical decision then we move forward with treatment prior to waiting on confirmatory testing ...Read more

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Is there a risk to taking antibiotics for a UTI while pregnant?

Is there a risk to taking antibiotics for a UTI while pregnant?

Depends: Some antibiotics like penicillins, Ampicillin amoxicillin, Clindamycin + Erythromycin are perfectly safe. Tetracyclines should definitely not be used, they can damage a pregnant woman's liver + can discolor the baby's teeth after birth. Macrodantin + Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are probably safe although recent studies have cast suspicion thb t there many be a tiny risk of birth defects. Always check with OB dr. 1st. ...Read more

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Is bactrim for 30 days safe for a UTI that didn't respond to cipro (ciprofloxacin) or macrobid? They did a culture and sensitivity test

Is bactrim for 30 days safe for a UTI  that didn't respond to cipro (ciprofloxacin) or macrobid?   They did a culture and sensitivity test

It is safe: It is safe to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 30 days. Normally though, treatment for 30 days is to prevent recurring infections rather than treat an ongoing one. ...Read more

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Doc is it safe to use lomexin vaginal ovule in pregnancy for infection? Im 17 weeks pregnant and in the leaflet i saw not recommend in pregnancy

Doc is it safe to use lomexin vaginal ovule in pregnancy for infection? Im 17 weeks pregnant and in the leaflet i saw not recommend in pregnancy

No the only thing: known to be fairly safe is Monistat vaginal cream during pregnancy. Please be care ful and let your OB-GYN doctor know what you are taking to relieve your problems. Or better yet see your OBGYN doctor before you treat yourself. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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AZO for yeast safe during pregnancy?

AZO for yeast safe during pregnancy?

Yeast medications: AZO is safe for use but it is a homeopathic remedy. You can get effective over the counter yeast medication though and it is likely be much more helpful and effective. Vagisil is one common brand but there are many ...Read more

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Topical treatment for thrush ok in pregnancy?

Topical treatment for thrush ok in pregnancy?

Rinse or troches: Clotrimazole troches or Nystatin mouth rinse. Both are antifungal medication that eliminates the thrush. You only use these medications in the mouth and do not swallow them. Consult with your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take antibiotics in pregnancy?

Yes some: All antibiotics cross the placenta in varying amounts. Certain antibiotics are generally safe to take during pregnancy such as penicillins, cephalosporins and erythromycin. Others offer significant risk to the developing fetus such as tetracycline, sulfa drugs, quinine, voriconazole and others. ...Read more

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I'm taking antibiotics for a UTI and I have a yeast infection. Is it safe to take Monistat 7 at the same time?

I'm taking antibiotics for a UTI and I have a yeast infection. Is it safe to take Monistat 7 at the same time?

Yes it is safe: Antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the vagina and makes it easier for yeast to grow and cause a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What are the odds that a UTI that doesn't respond to antibiotics will lead to problems in pregnancy?

What are the odds that a UTI that doesn't respond to antibiotics will lead to problems in pregnancy?

Odds are low: The odds are low that a UTI won't respond to antibiotics - they are very effective. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks 4 months ago, went away on its own. 3 weeks ago treated for PID despite it not being found, antibitoics made me sick so stopped taking them. Now being treated for a UTI but period currently 2 days late. Whats going on?

Had ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks 4 months ago, went away on its own. 3 weeks ago treated for PID despite it not being found, antibitoics made me sick so stopped taking them. Now being treated for a UTI but period currently 2 days late. Whats going on?

Ectopic pregnancy ?: Ectopic pregnancies usually require surgical intervention, but it is possible for such a pregnancy to abort "on its own". PID is not always identified, and certain antibiotics can produce nausea. A UTI should have a positive culture to determine which antibiotic is necessary to correct it. If pregnancy is suspected, get a serum HCG test , but consider taking low dose oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Im 7 weeks pregnant & i've been prescribed amox tr-k clv to treat my UTI & i've read that it's not safe to take during pregnancy.

Im 7 weeks pregnant & i've been prescribed amox tr-k clv to treat my UTI & i've read that it's not safe to take during pregnancy.

Generally safe: Amoxicillin is generally considered to be safe to use during pregnancy, even in the first trimester of pregnancy. This issue was specifically studied in a british study from 2004 who found that exposure to amoxycillin/clavulanic acid during pregnancy is unlikely to be associated with an increased risk of malformations. ...Read more

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Am in my first trimester of pregnancy and have tested positive for uti. Doc prescribed amoxyllin, is it safe?

Generally yes: Amoxicillin does not have toxic metabolic breakdown products which would harm the fetus. Some patients they develop antibodies to Amoxicillin but this would not cross the placenta it has low toxicity and is not a carcinogen or or causes birth defects. ...Read more

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Is treatment of uti with antibiotics safe in 3rd trimester pregnancy? Will baby b fine? Thanks doctors?

Is treatment of uti with antibiotics safe in 3rd trimester pregnancy? Will baby b fine? Thanks doctors?

Pregnancy: There should be no problem, but check with your obstetrician for his recommendation ...Read more

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Im 24weeks pregnant, have been diagnosed UTI which causing me itching. Is it safe to use clotrimazole and beclomethasone-candid b during pregnancy.

Im 24weeks pregnant, have been diagnosed UTI which causing me itching. Is it safe to use clotrimazole and beclomethasone-candid b during pregnancy.

Ok but: Itching is from yeast after treat uti. Ok to use the meds but be careful with the applicator which may accidentally poked your cervix. Bleeding or break water would be terrible. ...Read more

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I get UTI after intercourse. I have been prescribed Nitrofurantoin 100mg after sex. Is this safe while planning for pregnancy. Does it harm the sperm?

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I get UTI after intercourse. I have been prescribed Nitrofurantoin 100mg after sex. Is this safe while planning for pregnancy. Does it harm the sperm?

Here are some...: Nothing could be perfect, but it is still reasonable to use for your condition. For more detail, go to https://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/nitrofurantoin.html. Thereby, you gain insights on how to jointly decide if you wants to take it or not. To help understand life reality, go to articles in Basics for Self-Care in http://www.formefirst.com/Basics-SelfImprovement.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is it safe to take waterfall dmannose with warfarin. I have recurrent UTIs and antibiotics don't work.

Is it safe to take waterfall dmannose with warfarin. I have recurrent UTIs and antibiotics don't work.

No : Anytime you take additional medication over-the-counter herbal with warfarin you need to consult with your doctor to see if it's safe ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics every day for 3 months to treat recurrent uti's?

Is it safe to take antibiotics every day for 3 months to treat recurrent uti's?

Usually yes: Although there are potential side effects from doing this you have to weigh it against having the recurrent infections and taking frequent shorter courses of antibiotic. I routinely place people on courses such as this for recurrent uti. By treating the disease your bladder can heal giving you back your natural defenses. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do cardio exercise while on antibiotics for a uti?

Is it safe to do cardio exercise while on antibiotics for a uti?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?: Ciprofloxacillin is a common antiobiotic used for utis. It is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. For hard to explain reasons, these antibiotics put you at risk for tendonitis ; even tendon rupture if you exercise strenuously while taking them. So, if this is what you're on, you need to at least slow down the exercise while taking them ; stop at the first sign of pain. ...Read more

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I've been trying to conceive for months. I have a uti and been prescribed antibiotics. I am in my fertility window. Is it safe for me to take them?

I've been trying to conceive for months. I have a uti and been prescribed antibiotics. I am in my fertility window. Is it safe for me to take them?

Ask doc now...: Which antibiotic was ordered? Do you really have UTI? To specifically address these and other related issues with possible incoming pregnancy, asking your treating doctors is the best way to do, and online fishing may confound unwanted anxiety. To do right for such, go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html & other titles in the Category. Best wish... ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more