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Can nitrofurantoin be used for tonsillitis if pregnant?

Can nitrofurantoin be used for tonsillitis if pregnant?

Not recommended: Nitrofurantoin is a good anitbiotic choice that is often used during pregnancy. But, most often it is drug of choice for bladder infections (uti), not tonsillitis. There are other antibiotics that are still safe in pregnancy but would be better at fighting a tonsillar infection. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Nitrofurantoin (Definition)

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, (nitrofurantoin) furabid, macrobid, macrodantin, nitrofur mac, nitro macro, nifty-sr, martifur-mr, uro-tablinen or nifuretten (in germany), martifur-100 (in india), urantoin, nifuran (in macedonia) and uvamin (in middle east). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often ...Read more


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I am taking nitrofurantoin for a UTI but I have tonsillitis too. Can it possible cure both?

I am taking nitrofurantoin for a UTI but I have tonsillitis too. Can it possible cure both?

Nitro: Nitrofurantoin is an inappropriate medication to treat bacterial tonsillitis. In general, penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics are the first line agents for such infection. ...Read more

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What is for nitrofurantoin monohyd macro 100mg could a pregnant woman drink this?

What is for nitrofurantoin monohyd macro 100mg could a pregnant woman drink this?

Used for UTIs: Safe to use until mid-third trimester, not recommended when close to or at term (37 weeks gestation ; longer). ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I took nitrofurantoin mono cap 100mg twice at once by accident. What will happen? When should I take the next one

At 39 wks 5 days: Please direct all questions to your doc, you should be fine, I would tell u to do the next one 12 hours later and also if you were my pt you would have already been delivered or would induce you at 40 weeks, the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, too many bad things can happen once u go past your due date and u have to get increased monitoring, your baby better off outside than in! ...Read more

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Can nitrofurantoin be used when pregnant for a sinus infection?

Sinus Infection: A large series was just published which showed that treating sinus infections with antibiotics does not work. You can safely use Nitrofurantoin in pregnancy, if you are not allergic to it, but it will not help. Best is steam inhalation, using peppermint, oregano and lemon. Check out the natural cold season remedies on my website, under handouts, at coastalclinic. Com. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nitrofurantoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take nitrofurantoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

OK with breastfeedin: Nitrofurantoin is compatible with breastfeeding, however, safety of this drug during pregnancy has not been adequately studied. ...Read more

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Is Nitrofurantoin mono 100 mg safe to take if your 4 weeks pregnant?

Safe.: Nitrofurantoin, or "macrodantin" or "macrobid" is perfectly safe as a treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria or urinary tract infections in pregnancy. It has a long record of use and is generally effective unless you have a resistant strain. Make sure you get a test of cure if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a UTI antabiotics affect implantation? Idk if I may be pregnant & I have a UTI I got nitrofurantoin generic for macrobid

Can a UTI antabiotics affect implantation? Idk if I may be pregnant & I have a UTI I got nitrofurantoin generic for macrobid

Unlikely: Many things are possible in life, but it is unlikely for the typical antibiotics used for a urinary tract infection to have an affect on the natural course of conception, implantation, and starting of a pregnancy. Because many things are possible in life, the answer to the question, "Can this happen...", is often yes... which is why the real question should be, "How likely is it that.? " ...Read more

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Is it okay to take flagyl and nitrofurantoin together when I am 6 weeks pregnant?

Is it okay to take flagyl and nitrofurantoin together when I am 6 weeks pregnant?

Don't self medicate: Did the physician who prescribed the medication know that you are pregnant? Are you self medicating with antibiotics that were prescribed for a previous infection? Please clear any and all medications with your OBGyn before taking them. ...Read more

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Nitrofurantoin mono-mcr gave me a yeast infection while pregnant, what to do?

Nitrofurantoin mono-mcr gave me a yeast infection while pregnant, what to do?

Yeast infection: Use of antibiotics can often lead to yeast infections. The yeast infection should be treated. ...Read more

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Will taking nitrofurantoin interfere with microgynon contraceptive pill - will it increase the chances of pregnancy? Thanks!

Will taking nitrofurantoin interfere with microgynon contraceptive pill - will it increase the chances of pregnancy? Thanks!

Minimally: It is recommended to use extra protection (condoms for example) when on any antibiotics as the effectiveness of the birth control can be minimally effected, but even "minimally" can cause pregnancy in some people. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My wife has been prescribed nitrofurantoin 100mg twice daily for 1 week for UTI with ecoli. She is now 35 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take this dru?

Probably: Nitrofurantoin use may be contraindicated in pregnant patients in whom labor is imminent. Nitrofurantoin is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections in pregnancy. Animal
studies have not demonstrated a problem with fetal exposure to this antibiotic. The fda lists this drug as probably safe for pregnant women. ...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?

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 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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I was on birth control forgot to take the pill one day, day after that had unprotected sex and I'm taking antibiotic " Nitrofurantoin" so I was panicking and took the pill " take action " am I still in risk of getting pregnant?

I was on birth control forgot to take the pill one day, day after that had unprotected sex and I'm taking antibiotic " Nitrofurantoin" so I was panicking and took the pill " take action " am I still in risk of getting pregnant?

Low Risk: If you miss one birth-control pill, the best thing to do is to take it as soon as you remember, then take the next one at the regular time. If you don't remember until your next pill is due, take two at once. If you do this, your risk of pregnancy is very low. What you did will also keep your risk low but you may have some spotting. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hello HealthTap! Good Day! What is the cure for tonsillitis for 3 days? I'm afraid to take medicine because I am 31 weeks pregnant...pls help. Thank you.

Hello HealthTap! Good Day! What is the cure for tonsillitis for 3 days? I'm afraid to take medicine because I am 31 weeks pregnant...pls help. Thank you.

Tonsilitis: In adults, most cases of tonsillitis are viral, and therefore do not need to be treated. In this case, care measures such as salt water gargles, Tylenol (acetaminophen) (which is safe), lozenges and a humidifier may be helpful. In cases of bacterial tonisilitis, penicillin is the treatment of choice and is safe to use in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant. Can tonsillitis affect my baby?

I am 32 weeks pregnant. Can tonsillitis affect my baby?

As long as it: Is properly treated and your temperature doesn't get too high, it should not affect the baby. ...Read more

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Will my medication for tonsillitis and gastristis effect my home pregnancy test? If it does effect what should I do to get accurate result?

Will my medication for tonsillitis and gastristis effect my home pregnancy test? If it does effect what should I do to get accurate result?

Did you miss a: Period? You should do a home pregnancy test only if you have missed your period by 4-5 days. You did not mention the medication you are taking, but it is unlikely that that will affect the results of the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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I'm on the implant, but I have been taking amoxicillin for tonsillitis, as it is an antibiotic could I get pregnant during unprotected intercourse?

I'm on the implant, but I have been taking amoxicillin for tonsillitis, as it is an antibiotic could I get pregnant during unprotected intercourse?

Doubtful: If you get pregnant it is very unlikely to be due to the fact that you are taking amoxicillin. This should not interfere with birth control which is never perfect. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant. Have had sore throat and tonsillitis > a week. On 5 day azithromycin, no regress of symptoms. Should I go back to the doctor?

I am 11 weeks pregnant. Have had sore throat and tonsillitis > a week. On 5 day azithromycin, no regress of symptoms. Should I go back to the doctor?

See below: If you have simple viral pharyngitis, your symptoms should go away gradually over a period of about one week. If you have strep throat, your symptoms should subside within two to three days after you begin taking antibiotics. If no improvement, you should see your MD again. ...Read more

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I had sex 2 days before taking nitrofuratoin mono macro for uti and I only used the pill for protection. Is there risk of pregnancy?

Antibiotic is not BC: I am not sure if I follow your question. But, nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic and does not protect from pregnancy. If you are on "the pill" (I am assuming you mean a birth control pill), then you should be OK. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more