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Is it safe to get pregnant after taking flagyl?

Is it safe to get pregnant after taking flagyl?

Flagyl in Pregancy: Flagyl (metronidazole) is classified as pregnancy category b. Although there are no studies showing bad effects during pregnancy, Metronidazole is known to cross the placental barrier and its effects on the human fetal are not known. As with any medication taken during pregnancy, the potential risks and benefits of the medication should be carefully considered before it is taken during pregnancy.

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Can you get pregnant while taking Flagyl vaginally?

Flagyl, pregnancy: Flagyl does not affect fertility, and it does not have any spermicidal properties. The likelihood of a woman becoming pregnant is not affected by taking Flagyl either by mouth or vaginally.

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Can flagyl pills help me get pregnant?

Not directly: I don't know of any data indicating that metronidazole, or Flagyl, will increase your fertility but, if you're taking oral contraceptive pills, antibiotics may interfere with their efficacy and thus increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

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If I'm 7 weeks pregnant and I believe my last period was on January 20 but it was kinda messed up from takin flagyl when did I get pregnant?

If I'm 7 weeks pregnant and I believe my last period was on January 20 but it was kinda messed up from takin flagyl when did I get pregnant?

Guessing games: If your pregnancy was confirmed by ultrasound as 7 weeks then the LMP is consistent. However, if your pregnancy has not been confirmed by examination, then let the "guessing games" begin. Once you are farther along in the pregnancy and other pregnancy landmarks are noted to date your pregnancy then there is more accuracy in the same.

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My endo biopsy results came + for plasma cells&polyps. Have been askd to take levaquin&flagyl 10days. Is it possible to get pregnant after the meds? Iui/ivf?

My endo biopsy results came + for plasma cells&polyps. Have been askd to take levaquin&flagyl 10days. Is it possible to get pregnant after the meds? Iui/ivf?

Polyps: This means signs of chronic endometritis, however the polyps may need to be removed prior to attempting any treatment since they may interfere with implantation particularly if they are large.

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How soon after taking Flagyl can I become pregnant?

Immediately: There is plenty of data showing that Flagyl is safe during any stage of pregnancy.

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Can pregnant women take Flagyl?

Metronidazole: Use during 1st trimester for trichomoniasis is not recommended. Please discuss with your doctor.

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Can I take flagyl and prenatal pills together? I'm 6 months pregnant

Can I take flagyl and prenatal pills together? I'm 6 months pregnant

No problem: Metronidazole (Flagyl®) and prenatal vitamins don't interfere with one another, and MTZ is safe in pregnancy. Check back with your doctor's office if you remain uncertain.

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Is Flagyl safe in pregnancy?

Depends on trimester: Flagyl should not be used as single dose for bacterial vaginosis or during first trimester for treating trichomoniasis. Black box warning advises of its carcinogenicity in mice & rats; so caution is advised. Discuss with OB for alternatives.

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I was given Flagyl 500mg twice since being pregnant. Now people are saying it isn't safe. I'm almost 12 weeks so what's gonna happen to my baby?

I was given Flagyl 500mg twice since being pregnant. Now people are saying it isn't safe. I'm almost 12 weeks so what's gonna happen to my baby?

Category B: No drug is ever completely safe in pregnancy. Therefore, one should always minimize the drugs taken in pregnancy. Flagyl is a pregnancy risk category b according to the us fda. That means that there is no evidence of risk in studies.

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I'm on combined pill but started taking 400mg of Flagyl day and night for 7days on Tuesday. I had unprotected sex on Wednesday night. Pregnancy likely?

I'm on combined pill but started taking 400mg of Flagyl day and night for 7days on Tuesday. I had unprotected sex on Wednesday night. Pregnancy likely?

Not likely: Antibiotics can sometime limit effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Since the time frame is short, not likely you would become pregnant. Back up birth control would be warranted this cycle.

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Got paragard out. Started combination bc 1wk ago. Just finished 1 wk flagyl. Will I be protected against pregnancy in 2 wks?

Got paragard out. Started combination bc 1wk ago. Just finished 1 wk flagyl. Will I be protected against pregnancy in 2 wks?

Not fully protected: Full protection from getting pregnant after starting to take birth control pills is typically not achieved during the first but during the second cycle. A backup method during the first cycle is recommended.

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Can you take Flagyl safely at 12 weeks pregnant?

Can you take Flagyl safely at 12 weeks pregnant?

FDA pregnancy: Category b: use of (flagyl) Metronidazole for trichomoniasis is contraindicated during the first trimester; the manufacturer makes no further recommendations regarding use during pregnancy. Best to consult your obstetrician regarding any risk. Best regards for a for a good pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Dr. Anthony Sharber
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