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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

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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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Hi im pregnant in my first trimester and have a uti i have penicillin 500mg and clindamycin 300mg can i take either one?

Hi im pregnant in my first trimester  and have a uti i have penicillin 500mg and clindamycin 300mg can i take either one?

See your doctor: You need to see a doctor for treatment whether pregnant or not. Choosing medication you have at home is not the right decision. It is also very important while pregnant to consult your doctor before taking any medication ...Read more

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What would doctors prescribe a pregnant patient who is allergic to penicillin?

What would doctors prescribe a pregnant patient who is allergic to penicillin?

Lots of choices: Depends on the type of infection, the location of the infection. There are lots of choices for patients with a pen allergy. ...Read more

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I just found out i'm 6 weeks pregnant. What should I be doing food & medicine wise? I'm 22, a fussy eater and allergic to penicillin. Thanks

I just found out i'm 6 weeks pregnant. What should I be doing food & medicine wise? I'm 22, a fussy eater and allergic to penicillin. Thanks

Change Nothing: Avoid penicillin during the pregnancy since you are allergic but there are absolutely no recommendations for food avoidance during pregnancy since the fetus is not sensitized or affected by what you eat. Only avoid foods you don't like or have been allergic to in the past. ...Read more

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In 3rd week of last months bc pills i took a weeks worth of penicillin, now it's second week of new pack and im spotting. Why? Ps, i'm not pregnant.

In 3rd week of last months bc pills i took a weeks worth of penicillin, now it's second week of new pack and im spotting. Why? Ps, i'm not pregnant.

Antibiotics : Antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives and cause the spotting. It is also possible to have spotting if you missed any pills or were not taking them at the same time every day. ...Read more