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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
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
Used for UTIs: Safe to use until mid-third trimester, not recommended when close to or at term (37 weeks gestation ; longer). ...Read more
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
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
Im 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
Also, I'm 37 weeks 2 days pregnant and prescribed nitrofurantoin. I've read not to take it at 38 weeks and above. Am I too close or is it safe to take?
Ask your OB MD: You need to ask your present treating OB MD this question, who will be able to give you the why and what for. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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