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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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I am 11 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take zithromax z pack 5oomg? I am really concerned. Will it cause any damage to the unborn child?

I am 11 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take zithromax z pack 5oomg? I am really concerned. Will it cause any damage to the unborn child?

Azithromycin is a...: Category b drug which means there are no controlled studies studying its use during pregnancy. It does, however, appear to be safe but should be used only when the benefit outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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While pregnant can you take the antibiotic azithromycin?

While pregnant can you take the antibiotic azithromycin?

According to. ..: ... Drugs. Com:

"azithromycin has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Azithromycin should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.". ...Read more

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Is zithromax as safe as amoxillin 16 weeks pregnant?

Is zithromax as safe as amoxillin 16 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Azithromycin is commonly used, even during pregnancy, for sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, as well as other indications, and is the drug of choice for chlamydia. Because of it's once daily dosing, patient compliance is much better. Another benefit is that vaginal yeast infections are far less common after a z-pack than after a course of a penicillin or a cephalosporin. ...Read more

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Is zithromax safe to use at 6 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy Category B: Yes it is safe if prescribed by your doctor,
Animal reproduction studies have faled to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women
So it is safe ...Read more

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Urgent: is zithromax safe during pregnancy for bronchitis?!? 25 weeks pregnant. No complications thus far... And how much is safe for bronchitis?

No problem!: Azithromycin is safe for mother and fetus! Z-pack is a good choice for bronchitis in pregnancy (500 mg the first day and 250 mg daily for another 4 days. Hope you get well soon! ...Read more

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26 wks pregnant with sinus & vaginal yeast infection. Dr prescribed both Diflucan (fluconazole) (1 dose) & Zithromax. R they safe taken together? I read they're not

26 wks pregnant with sinus & vaginal yeast infection. Dr prescribed both Diflucan (fluconazole) (1 dose) & Zithromax. R they safe taken together? I read they're not

Ask the DR: Zithromax is probably safe during pregnancy. But it is a common cause for yeast problems. Unless you have both high fever and significant sinus pain, it will do nothing for sinus congestion. Drainage, with sniffer or oral med, is the way to relieve sinus symptoms. Antibiotics are seldom of use. Meclizine is another med which is commonly used but seldom effective. Phenergan (promethazine) will make you sleepy so ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant after 1 week taking of azithromycin?

Yes: Hi Beverly,
I am not sure exactly what you are asking. It is safe to take azithromycin while pregnant. At any rate, it would be out of your system in one week. Any antibiotic can interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills, I recommend using a barrier method like a condom to prevent pregnancy while taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have taken azithromycin and I'm 10 days late for my period. Am I pregnant?

I have taken azithromycin and I'm 10 days late for my period. Am I pregnant?

Pregnancy test: There is no current proof that Zithromax interferes with the efficacy of your BCP if you have been taking them as recommended. Do a pregnancy test for confirmation. A urine pregnancy test is most often positive 14 days after a missed cycle. All the best. ...Read more

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I took azithromycin an hour and a half ago and vomited. Will I need another dose? I am 16 weeks pregnant.

No need to re-treat: You don't say what you were treated for, but I'm guessing chlamydia, right? If so, the treatment should work fine. If vomiting occurs more than 30 minutes after taking azithromycin, usually enough is absorbed to cure chlamydia. But check with your doctor; it will be important to be tested in a few weeks to make sure you were cured. Best wishes for a successful pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can Azithromycin tablets 250mg make my depo shot less effective. Started medicine 4/7/16 and had sex 4/9/16. can I get pregnant..

Can Azithromycin tablets 250mg make my depo shot less effective. Started medicine 4/7/16 and had sex 4/9/16. can I get pregnant..

Not a bit.: They might slighly increase it by inhibiting the liver getting rid of the depo. AND if someone starts a hormonal birth control it isn't relaible for up to a month after it is BEGUN. If this is one of many depo shots, then, very small risk. If this is 2 days after very first one, much larger risk. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin done for sinus infect, now azithromycin, day 20 of sinus infect. Not completely heal, y is it not and could it b something other then sinus infect. I am 23 wks pregnant too. No allergies.

Amoxicillin done for sinus infect, now azithromycin, day 20 of sinus infect. Not completely heal, y is it not and could it b something other then sinus infect. I am 23 wks pregnant too. No allergies.

Remainder may be: What is left may be viral and will not be helped with antibiotics.
If you do not continue to improve, or is new symptoms, the you need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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I took 1, 000mg of azithromycin Friday and had sex Saturday. I am on the pill and we did not use a condom. Should I be worried about pregnancy?

I took 1, 000mg of azithromycin Friday and had sex Saturday. I am on the pill and we did not use a condom. Should I be worried about pregnancy?

Yes, if. ..: Yes, if you took your contraceptive pill within 20 minutes of your antibiotic pills, as the latter pill will be absorbed and the former pill will not be absorbed with a pregnancy risk. Antibiotics should not be taken at the same time as a contraceptive pill. If that is not the case, no worries. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 15 days after taking azithromycin should be expecting period tomorrow, on birth control could I be pregnant?

Had unprotected sex 15 days after taking azithromycin should be expecting period tomorrow, on birth control could I be pregnant?

Sure, but...: If a woman is taking her birth control pills properly, they should work fine, regardless of the Azithromycin, as long as she wasn't having vomiting or diarrhea. Any fertile woman who has sex with a fertile guy can get pregnant, so always plan for that rare, surprise baby. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant and took azithromycin yesterday. Now im having alot of clear and yellow discharge. Is this my mucus plug?

39 weeks pregnant and took azithromycin yesterday. Now im having alot of clear and yellow discharge. Is this my mucus plug?

It could be: As you get closer to the onset of labor, normally changes in your cervix and cervical mucus may begin and you may "discharge your "mucus plug". Consult your obstetrician or midwife regarding the results of your GBS screen and your GC/CT and Pap tests. If you are concerned about a vaginal infection or the premature leakage of amniotic fluid you will need a vaginal examination. Why azithromycin? ...Read more

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Wife 13 week pregnant had cough. Ob gave azithromycin. Now having severe stomach cramps. What can we do for relief frm these cramps?

Wife 13 week pregnant had cough. Ob gave azithromycin. Now having severe stomach cramps. What can we do for relief frm these cramps?

Talk to OB!: Azithromycin is generally safe in pregnancy but frequently causes gastric irritation. Try taking it with Phenergan (promethazine) or ask your OB for an alternative antibiotic. Most respiratory infections are viral and do not require any antibiotic, rather oseltamivir or tamiflu to get better faster. ...Read more

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Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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