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Is doxycycline safe to take during pregnancy?

Is doxycycline safe to take during pregnancy?

Not for use in pregn: Pregnant women should not take tetracycline derivatives like Doxycycline during pregnancy unless there are no other antibiotics that can be used to treat the patient. Tetracyclines affect tooth development causing staining deformities and also retard the development of bone. ...Read more

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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 doxycycline cause abortion in the first week of pregnancy?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline is typically not recommended for women who are expecting. The medicine may cause permanent tooth discoloration in the child, and may even affect bone formation. If pregnancy occurs while you are taking doxycycline, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks and benefits of using this antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have read that doxycycline can delay your period. Are there any signs of pregnancy I should be looking for?

A positive test : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline taken early in pregnancy cause birth defects?

Does doxycycline taken early in pregnancy cause birth defects?

It has in some cases: Doxycycline is a type of tetracycline. It has been assigned to the pregnancy category d, indicating that animal studies have revealed this can injure the embryo & fetus. Most congenital defects appear to be due to the toxicity of skeletal formation; also injuring tooth development. Some expectant mothers have taken Doxycycline with no ill effects; however, the risk may outweigh the benefit. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline and tetracycline taken in first five weeks of pregnancy cause birth defects?

Can doxycycline and tetracycline taken in first five weeks of pregnancy cause birth defects?

MEDS IN PREGNANCY: Both Doxycycline and tetracycline fall in pregnancy safety category-d. It means: there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the potential benefits from the use of the drug in pregnant women may be acceptable despite its potential ricks (e.g. If the drug is needed in life threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs can't be used or are ineffective). ...Read more

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I took tetracycline 500 mg 5 tablets and doxycycline 100mg 4tablets off and on until my 5th wk of pregnancy. Would it cause birth defects.

I took tetracycline 500 mg 5 tablets and doxycycline 100mg 4tablets off and on until my 5th wk of pregnancy. Would it cause birth defects.

YES : Tetracycline can cause fetal toxicity when given to pregnant women.Fetal bone and teeth accumulation. In general, reports of exposure have been limited to short durations of therapy in the first trimester. Tetracycline may discolor fetal teeth following maternal use during pregnancy; the specific teeth involved and the portion of the tooth affected depends on the timing and duration of exposure. ...Read more

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I take my birth control at the same time every day. I'm on doxycycline. I should've gotten my period days ago, but nothing. Chances of pregnancy?

I take my birth control at the same time every day. I'm on doxycycline. I should've gotten my period days ago, but nothing. Chances of pregnancy?

Take a test: No need to worry about the chances - Just take a test. Home pregnancy test are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. It is common to miss period when taking birth control. ...Read more

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Hello, i had ectopic pregnancy on january 2012 and my left tube removed i was trying to concieve and couldn't and through HSG i found out my only right tube is hydrosalpinx I am put on 60 days doxycycline and 60 day asprin, do I have hope on fixing my rig

Hello, i had ectopic pregnancy on january 2012 and my left tube removed i was trying to concieve and couldn't and through HSG i found out my only right tube is hydrosalpinx I am put on 60 days doxycycline and 60 day asprin, do I have hope on fixing my rig

Not Much: There is no way to fix a hydrosalpinx that is open. A blocked can can sometimes be opened but it usually does not help you achieve a uterine pregnancy. The best therapy is ivf to become pregnant. But there is not really any benefit to operating on a tube that is open already. ...Read more

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I have been on low dose birth control. Is there a chance of pregnancy if i take monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) 100mg for acne 2 nights after having sex?

I have been on low dose birth control. Is there a chance of pregnancy if i take monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) 100mg for acne 2 nights after having sex?

Yes there a chance!: Yes there is a chance. Antibiotics can decrease birth control pills effectiveness also low dose birth control pills may not have the same level of effectiveness as older higher dose . Using a condom will improve you protection. ...Read more

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I was drinking doxycicline for a week and now my period is late 1 week. Took a pregnancy test and came out negative. What is going on?

I was drinking doxycicline for a week and now my period is late 1 week. Took a pregnancy test and came out negative.  What is going on?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could taking antibiotics like doxycycline, bactrim and Macrobid have caused my baby to have a complete agenesis of the corpus callosum? The drugs were prescribed by the doctor for e-coli and ut infections and taken during the first trimester of pregnancy

Could taking antibiotics like doxycycline, bactrim and Macrobid have caused my baby to have a complete agenesis of the corpus callosum? The drugs were prescribed by the doctor  for e-coli and ut infections and taken during the first trimester of pregnancy

No apparent link: The meds above have not been linked to acc. Any triggering process is in play at or before the 4th month, when the cc normally forms.Acc has been found as a sporadic event, or showing autosomal dominant, recessive or x linked forms of inheritance.It can occur in normal people or as part af a significant syndrome or chromosome defect. Genetic eval & counseling are indicated for all cases. ...Read more

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