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Is it safe to take antibiotics in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take antibiotics in pregnancy?

Yes some: All antibiotics cross the placenta in varying amounts. Certain antibiotics are generally safe to take during pregnancy such as penicillins, cephalosporins and erythromycin. Others offer significant risk to the developing fetus such as tetracycline, sulfa drugs, quinine, voriconazole and others. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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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If I had to take antibiotics during the first two months of pregnancy, how would it affect my baby?

If I had to take antibiotics during the first two months of pregnancy, how would it affect my baby?

Unlikely...: ...To have any effect at all if the antibiotics were penicillins, cephalosporins, or macrolides. Tetracyclines and fluoroquinolones can cause problems sometimes. ...Read more

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I don't know that i'm pregnant my tooth ache so i take antibiotics and mefinamic then i take pregnancy test and it's red and pink color it is positive?

I don't know that i'm pregnant my tooth ache so i take antibiotics and mefinamic then i take pregnancy test and it's red and pink color it is positive?

Get it treated: Many patients are treated endodonticly in 1and2 trimesters. The dentist will confer w your obgyn and non harmful meds will be given along with treatment.Only rarely is the procedure contraindicated! ...Read more

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Which antibiotics are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which antibiotics are safe to take  during pregnancy?

Antibiotics: This really depends on how far into the pregnancy you are. Also, the site of the infection will also determine what antibiotics are appropriate in pregnancy. The earlier in the pregnancy has the greatest restriction for any medications. ...Read more

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Are the antibiotics prescribed to people with strep throat safe to take during pregnancy????

Are the antibiotics prescribed to people with strep throat safe to take during pregnancy????

Strep throat: penicillin antibiotics are generally considered safe during pregnancy. Some other antibiotics such as clindamycin and erythromycins also considered safe, however there were some reports of about 4-5% of birth defects when used in first trimester. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics while pregnant?

Is it safe to take antibiotics while pregnant?

Yes: While some antibiotics are not safe in pregnancy, you can be assured your OB would not prescribe unsafe antibiotics during your pregnancy. It's important to complete all prescribed antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics every day for 3 months to treat recurrent uti's?

Is it safe to take antibiotics every day for 3 months to treat recurrent uti's?

Usually yes: Although there are potential side effects from doing this you have to weigh it against having the recurrent infections and taking frequent shorter courses of antibiotic. I routinely place people on courses such as this for recurrent uti. By treating the disease your bladder can heal giving you back your natural defenses. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics with antivirals? Such as azthromicain and aclivior ?

Yes: Unless you are allergic to or have had a previous reaction it is safe to take both of these medications together. In some instances, it may be necessary to improve your condition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics while on the Pill?

Yes: Yes it is safe to take antibiotics while on birth control pills, but some antibiotics will decrease the effectiveness of the pill. So if you're sexually active, you should use another form of contraception until you are off of the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more