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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Amoxicillin And Clavulanate (Definition)

Is a fixed combination of the pencillin class medication Amoxicillin with a compound that inhibits bacterial betalactamase expanding the ...Read more


Augmentin (Definition)

Amoxicillin/clavulanate is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more