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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. Marvin Ott
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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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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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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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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

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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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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)

Tonsillitis is a condition in which there is a swelling of the tonsils due to a bacterial or viral infection. Common symptoms include fever, and sore throat, ...Read more