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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Take Flagyl At 9 Weeks Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Doctor told me not to take Flagyl because its not safe for my 12 week pregnancy instead he said to douche using vinegar-water. Thought it was bad?

It is Cat B: But some does cross the placenta, I do not recommend douching, vaginal Metrogel is safer even though that does not work well if you have trichomonas, if you have BV i would recommend Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal it is cat b and would wait till you are out of 1st trimester which is 13 1/3 weeks i never rec douching when you are preg but u need to discuss with the doc who is taking care of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is Flagyl safe in pregnancy?

Is Flagyl safe in pregnancy?

Depends on trimester: Flagyl should not be used as single dose for bacterial vaginosis or during first trimester for treating trichomoniasis. Black box warning advises of its carcinogenicity in mice & rats; so caution is advised. Discuss with OB for alternatives. ...Read more

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I am in my first trimester of pregnancy and diagnosed with trichomonas. Is Flagyl safe?

I am in my first trimester of pregnancy and diagnosed with trichomonas. Is Flagyl safe?

Yes: Metronidazole is the drug if choice for treatment in pregnancy, even in the first trimester. Despite theoretical concern for teratogenicity, a meta-analysis showed no link to birth defects. ...Read more

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Got paragard out. Started combination bc 1wk ago. Just finished 1 wk flagyl. Will i be protected against pregnancy in 2 wks?

Got paragard out. Started combination bc 1wk ago. Just finished 1 wk flagyl. Will i be protected against pregnancy in 2 wks?

Not fully protected: Full protection from getting pregnant after starting to take birth control pills is typically not achieved during the first but during the second cycle. A backup method during the first cycle is recommended. ...Read more

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Im on combined pill but started taking 400mg of Flagyl day and night for 7days on Tuesday. I had unprotected sex on Wednesday night. Pregnancy likely?

Im on combined pill but started taking 400mg of Flagyl day and night for 7days on Tuesday. I had unprotected sex on Wednesday night. Pregnancy likely?

Not likely: Antibiotics can sometime limit effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Since the time frame is short, not likely you would become pregnant. Back up birth control would be warranted this cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Sharber
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more