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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.? "

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I'm 17 weeks pregnant with a UTI nitrofurantoin 100mg daily but when I wipe see brown discharge went tothe ER baby is fine very active is this normal?

I'm 17 weeks pregnant with a UTI nitrofurantoin 100mg daily but when I wipe see brown discharge went tothe ER baby is fine very active is this normal?

ER visit: It sounds like you were seen by a doctor today and underwent testing in which everything turned out to be normal.

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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...

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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.

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


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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