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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. Ronald Krauser
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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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Can I take antibiotics with Yaz bcp pill will I be covered from pregnancy ?

Can I take antibiotics with Yaz bcp pill will I be covered from pregnancy ?

OCPs: OCPs (or bcps) when taken in conjunction with antibiotics, may be less effective in preventing pregnancy, so it is recommended to use an additional method of birth control until the course of antibiotics is completed. ...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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26wk pregnant.Having pain, swelling in gum near a half erupted decayed wisdom tooth, unable to eat.Is it safe to take antibiotics or get tooth extracted?

26wk pregnant.Having pain, swelling in gum near a half erupted decayed wisdom tooth, unable to eat.Is it safe to take antibiotics or get tooth extracted?

Yes to both: Not only it is safe but extremely important as untreated infections can do harm to both you and your unborn child. It's important both of you be healthy! your dentist in consult with your obstetrician will decide on how best to treat you- which antibiotic to use and when and how to extract the tooth. Talk it over with both of them to allay any fears or concerns you have. ...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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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