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Is it bad to take antibiotic pills for UTI while pregnant?

Is it bad to take antibiotic pills for UTI while pregnant?

Some are safer: Some antibiotics are safer during pregnancy than are others. Ask your doctor which one is right for you, if you need one. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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 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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I just found out im pregnant. i took an antibiotic last week for a UTI. the bottle said not to take if you are prego. any feed back doc would be great?

I just found out im pregnant. i took an antibiotic last week for a UTI. the bottle said not to take if you are prego. any feed back doc would be great?

Revisit your doctor: It is difficult to know if this is serious without knowing which antibiotic it is. Follow up with your doctor to review the medication and possible effects and how to continue to manage your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi doctor in 27 years old but im pregnant 27 week ihave UTI how many time used antibiotic but not relive not result pleas help me !?

Hi doctor in 27 years old but im pregnant 27 week ihave UTI how many time used antibiotic but not relive not result pleas help me !?

Complicated: Your situation would depend on whether cultures with sensitivities have been, and whether this is a persistent infection or a persistent one. Many patients need antibiotic suppression after treatment, or have a more serious infection like a kidney infection. Urinary tract anamolies can also contribute to this. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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Frequent urination every 2 hrs. Neg pregnant test. Prior UTI but antibiotic regimen complete. What could be the cause?

Frequent urination every 2 hrs. Neg pregnant test. Prior UTI but antibiotic regimen complete. What could be the cause?

UTI not treated?: Sometimes the antibiotic doesn't always clear all the infection. The bladder can also become irritated from the infection and spasm to increase your frequency. Check with your doctor to make sure the infection is gone. ...Read more

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I have a UTI and im pregnant, i threw up every single antibiotic, what can i drink or take to make it go away, i throw up every pill?

I have a UTI and im pregnant, i threw up every single antibiotic, what can i drink or take to make it go away, i throw up every pill?

UTI in pregnancy: UTI in pregnancy is best treated with antibiotics. If untreated can lead to a kidney infection. Treatment of kidney infection in pregnancy requires intravenous antibiotics. If throwing up then nausea medication is needed as well. ...Read more

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Currently on bc pills. Had unprotected sex last night. Now i think I have uti. Can i start on antibiotic now, chances of getting pregnant?

Currently on  bc pills. Had unprotected sex last night. Now i think I have uti. Can i start on antibiotic now, chances of getting pregnant?

Depends: According to the cdc typical failure rates of birth control pills is 9%. Depends partly on your compliance with taking the pill. You should see your doctor to have a urine test to determine if you have a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I'm taking an antibiotic my doctor prescribed for my UTI its 750mg and i'm 20 weeks pregnant. Is it too much? Can my baby be harmed?

I'm taking an antibiotic my doctor prescribed for my UTI its 750mg and i'm 20 weeks pregnant. Is it too much?  Can my baby be harmed?

Depends on the abx: Most oral antibiotics fall into categories b or c which define the meds that have no known adverse effects on the developing fetus. The sulfa meds are avoided near the end of pregnancy as they can cause jaundice issues after birth. The more specific information you can provide when you enter a question, the more specific the answer. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more