Top
20
Doctor insights on: Are Quinolones Safe To Take While Pregnant

Share
1

1
Are quinolones safe to take while pregnant?

Are quinolones safe to take while pregnant?

Benefit vs Risk: Quinolone antibiotics are a category "c" when it comes to safety during pregnancy. This basically means that there are no conclusive studies to show that it is safe or harmful during pregnancy. Best to err on the side of safety and have your doctor consider alternatives, if any are available for your particular clinical situation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
4 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
Are aminoglycosides safe to take while pregnant?

Are aminoglycosides safe to take while pregnant?

Probably: Mothers treated with amino glycosides are usually very sick. In retrospective studies there were too few fetal problems to determine if it eas the drug or other cause. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Is adderal safe to take while you are pregnant?

Is adderal safe to take while you are pregnant?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in Pregnanc: Definitely not. Can be withheld & your pregnancy monitored closely if u r on medications. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Which antidepressants are safe to take while pregnant?

Which antidepressants are safe to take while pregnant?

None totally safe: All antidepressants are class c; meaning certain risks exist. However, when potential benefits outweigh risks, sertraline, bupropion and other agents are often cautiously used. Ect has been advocated; but for sure, the safest method is psychotherapy (as only treatment, or in combination). Ask your dr, best wishes ! ...Read more

7

7
Is straterra safe to take while you are pregnant?

Is straterra safe to take while you are pregnant?

Probably: Straterra is a class c drug which means it has shown to be a risk in animal studies (or no animal studies have been completed) but not enough information exists regarding human studies. It is best to not take certain medications during the 1st trimester. All medications should be reviewed with your OB physician - preferably before you are actually pregnant. ...Read more

8

8
Is cephalosporin safe to take while pregnant?

Is cephalosporin safe to take while pregnant?

Yes: Cephalosporins are generally considered safe to take during pregnancy but check with your obstetrition. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Is ampicillin safe to take while pregnant?

Yes: Penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics are generally considered safe to take while pregnant. ...Read more

11

11
Is penicillin safe to take while pregnant?

Is penicillin safe to take while pregnant?

Meds in pregnancy: You should ask you OB about any medication use in pregnancy. Depending on your trimester some meds ar okay and some are not. Usually penicilllin is considered safe. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Most are safe: To start, nasal saline or netti pot. Afrin for few days is ok. As long as blood pressure is not high, sudafed is ok. Sudafed or generic Pseudoephedrine tends to work better than phenylephrine. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Are goodie powders safe to take while pregnant?

Are goodie powders safe to take while pregnant?

Goody Powders: Goody's extra-strength headache powders is not recommended during pregnancy. It contains acetaminophen, Aspirin & caffeine. Aspirin is fda pregnancy category c. It is fda pregnancy category d in the third trimester if taken as a full dose. It is recommended that caffeine use be low or that it be avoided during pregnancy. ...Read more

14

14
What anti depressants are safe to take while pregnant?

What anti depressants are safe to take while pregnant?

Antidepressant-preg.: While no antidepressant is fda approved while pregnant I have used them after the first trimester when benefits have outweighed the risks with no fetal consequences. You need to have this conversation with the professional who is currently prescribing your antidepressant medication inorder to make an informed decision as to what course you should take. ...Read more

15

15
Is it safe to take levaquin (levofloxacin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take levaquin (levofloxacin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Category C/ concerns: Study of this class of abx has shown problems in animal studies, but lot in existing data from human exposure. This places it in a cat c group. During lactation, the status is not clear. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Is theraflu safe to take while pregnant?

Is theraflu safe to take while pregnant?

Yes unless high BP: Theraflu and other similar cold medicines are safe in pregnancy. Avoid sudafed or the products that contain Pseudoephedrine if you have high blood pressure. Use the sugar free versions if you have gestational diabetes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Is it safe to take zyvox (linezolid) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take zyvox (linezolid) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

If needed: Category c, so benefits must outweigh risks for the patient. If treating pneumonia or a serious infection with a resistent bacteria, it very well may be needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Is it safe to take b-12 while you are pregnant?

Is it safe to take b-12 while you are pregnant?

Absolutely: B12 is a water soluble vitamin. This means that it's nearly impossible to overdose. Extra will just wash out in your urine. ...Read more

19

19
Which antibiotics are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which antibiotics are safe to take  during pregnancy?

Antibiotics: This really depends on how far into the pregnancy you are. Also, the site of the infection will also determine what antibiotics are appropriate in pregnancy. The earlier in the pregnancy has the greatest restriction for any medications. ...Read more

20

20
Is emend safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is emend safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Likely so, as it is related to Zofran (ondansetron) which is considered largely safe. I've never heard of a pregnant woman using emend, however. It is a long acting 5ht3 antagonist typically used for prevention of nausea in women undergoing chemotherapy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer