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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can take in pregnancy?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can take in pregnancy?

Probably: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is classified as category b for safety in pregnancy. This indicates a good, safe profile. For peace of mind, you can check the definitions of these categories on the net for this and other drugs. Always checkwith your ob-gyn even with supplelemnts nad "natural products". ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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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Can I take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) if I'm pregnant and allergic to cephalosporins but not amoxicillan?

Can I take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) if I'm pregnant and allergic to cephalosporins but not amoxicillan?

Yes,: No problem taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) while pregnant, as for the cross-reactivity: usually it's the other way round, people who are allergic to penicillin/amoxicillin (component of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)) ask if they can administer cephalosporins. At any rate, tell your doctor, and if any doubt, take the first dose in the doctor's office or ER waiting area, stay for an hour, if nothing happens, leave, good luck ...Read more

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Im 21 weeks pregnant, is it safe to take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg?

Im 21 weeks pregnant, is it safe to take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg?

Pregnancy Category B: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is pregnancy category b (http://www.Drugs.Com/augmentin.Html) & therefore is not considered harmful to fetus. However, you always need to tell prescribing physician that you're pregnant so that s/he can help you determine if medication/procedure risk is worth benefit (why do you need augment?), much less safe for you & fetus. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks pregnant. My doctor has prescribed me Augmentin for UTI for 10 days. Is it safe to take? What else can I do to prevent recurrent UTI?

I am 16 weeks pregnant. My doctor has prescribed me Augmentin for UTI for 10 days. Is it safe to take? What else can I do to prevent recurrent UTI?

Augmentin: Augmentin is a penicillin and all penicillins are safe in pregnancy. Unfortunately, UTI's are common in pregnancy but make sure you are well hydrated and empty your bladder frequently. ...Read more

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Can i take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and nyquil 5 days after i try to conceive. Technically i'm not pregnant. Will it hurt the embryo if there is one?

Can i take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and nyquil 5 days after i try to conceive. Technically i'm not pregnant. Will it hurt the embryo if there is one?

Conception: Conception is the day the sperm fertilize the egg, and that's the day you become pregnant. Your egg will be ready for fertilization for about 24 hrs after you ovulate, and sperm can live for about 3 days, so you can get pregnant during that window of opportunity. Not sure why you don't think you're pregnant. If you are, congrats and all the best ! ...Read more

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Minastrin 24 and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 will i still be protected with my birth control seeing it is a combination bill i am a little nervous about pregnancy?

Minastrin 24 and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 will i still be protected with my birth control seeing it is a combination bill i am a little nervous about pregnancy?

Possibly: There is some suggestion that amoxicillin can decrease the effect of the ethinyl estradiol component of minastrin. But overall there is limited data to suggest any significant contraception compromise. In the end, you'll still be best served by using a second form of birth control like condoms while using the two medications together. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I am 6 week pregnant I have sinusitis and bad tonsillitis my doctor write for me augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Is it safe?

I am 6 week pregnant
I have sinusitis and bad tonsillitis my doctor write for me augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 
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Yes: That is an appropriate antibiotic for your infection and is considered safe at any time during pregnancy. Some women will develop a vaginal yeast infection when taking this antibiotic so call your doctor if you start having vaginal itching or irritation. ...Read more

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I started new pack sprintec bc the day i started 10-day augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).24hrs after finished augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) had sex and condom broke.Could i be pregnant? Plan b?

Likely no: As much as we tell women to use alternate forms of contraception while taking antibiotics while on the pill, only Rifampin like medicines have been shown to enzymatically impact the effective of "the pill". The chance you are pregnant remains low. ...Read more

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34 wks pregnant. prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus infection but read studies where this drug caused necrotizing enterocolitis. what should i do?

34 wks pregnant. prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus infection but read studies where this drug caused necrotizing enterocolitis.  what should i do?

Switch antibiotics: Although there is an association of NEC with augmenting, the causality is not proven. Nevertheless, in your condition it is best to avoid. Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, which are the second most commonly prescribed antibiotic group for the treatment of sinus infections, The common dosage of Zithromax for adults with sinus infections is one tablet of 500 milligrams per day for 3 days ...Read more

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My wife has an abscess and her left cheek is swollen, she 7 weeks pregnant, her dentist gave her augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) twice per day what should we do??!

My wife has an abscess and her left cheek is swollen,  she 7 weeks pregnant,  her dentist gave her augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) twice per day what should we do??!

Dental abscess: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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On beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) for 3 mnths, day 22 started augmentin 875 and steroid pack. Day 25 and 26 had unprotected sex with pull out method. Started spotting day 26 and still spotting day 27. Pregnant? Plan b?

On beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) for 3 mnths, day 22 started augmentin 875 and steroid pack. Day 25 and 26 had unprotected sex with pull out method. Started spotting day 26 and still spotting day 27. Pregnant? Plan b?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics can affect the contraceptive efficacy, recent studies have shown that the effect is minimal and a backup method not necessary if you have not missed any pills. If concerned you can use Plan B but only within 72 hrs from intercourse. Do a pregnancy test before you take it. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant. will taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus infection put me at risk for bacterial vaginosis?

34 weeks pregnant. will taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus infection put me at risk for bacterial vaginosis?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a Class B Agent so is reasonably safe. Taking any antibiotics can alter the normal microbes in your vagina killing some and causing others to overgrow. BV is normal flora which could overgrow if the normal lactobacillus is killed but it is more likely to result in a yeast infection. Perhaps you should try nasal saline. It will not cause problems and may relieve sinusitis. ...Read more

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Is keflex better than augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Have a kidney infection since monday still very sore so doc changed tablets today to keflex. I'm 23 weeks pregnant.

Is keflex better than augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Have a kidney infection since monday still very sore so doc changed tablets today to keflex. I'm 23 weeks pregnant.

Treating Infection: Absolutely not. Antibiotics are not 'better' or 'worse' than other antibiotics. They are more or less effective. Your physician changed your antibiotic because they probably have a culture report that tells them that the first antibiotic, which is very common, would not work against the bug causing your infection. ...Read more

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15 wks pregnant, ear infection, prescribed Augmentin and Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drop. Pharmacist says ear drop not ok, doctor says I need it. What do I do?

15 wks pregnant, ear infection, prescribed Augmentin and Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drop. Pharmacist says ear drop not ok, doctor says I need it. What do I do?

Ear drop is fine: Topical meds like ear drops cannot get into your blood and do anything to the fetus. If the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was in an oral medication it would not be okay, but your eardrops are fine. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin And Clavulanate (Definition)

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