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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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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