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

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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I'm 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?

I'm 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

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Can taking Flagyl after sex prevent pregnancy?

Can taking Flagyl after sex prevent pregnancy?

No: Has nothing to do with that, if you want to prevent preg you need to take the morning after pill. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl/metronidazole 500mg medication have HCG in it? Can this drug cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: There is no HCG in metronidazole and it does not cause a false positive pregnancy test. If your pregnancy test is positive, you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I conceived while taking Flagyl will that cause me to have problems in my pregnacy?

Not a concern: Flagyl is a safe medication to use. In the past there were concerns about using it in the first trimester and alternatives are often given. Taking it during conception is not linked to birth defects. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Metronidazole Vaginal Gel USP, 0.75% during pregnancy?

Yes: It's not only OK, but can prevent preterm labor in people with bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take both metronidazole and nitrofurantoin for a uti during my second trimester in my pregnancy?

Is it okay to take both metronidazole and nitrofurantoin for a uti during my second trimester in my pregnancy?

UTI: Either is safe during the second trimester of pregnancy but only Nitrofurantoin is needed for a urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacterial vaginosis is the most common condition for which Metronidazole is prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV (abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Metronidazole is not: Absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy, but should be used with caution. Make sure your doctor knows you're pregnant and discusses the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Flagyl and Macrobid at the same time?

Is it safe to take Flagyl and Macrobid at the same time?

No interactions: When Flagyl and Macrobid are taken together, there are not any observable interactions in lab studies. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist when taking prescription medications. ...Read more

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I am 17 weeks pregnant and have a yeast and BV infection. Is it safe to take Flagyl and use Monistat 7 at the same time?

I am 17 weeks pregnant and have a yeast and BV infection. Is it safe to take Flagyl and use Monistat 7 at the same time?

Yes: In the 2nd trimester, they are both safe, but you may need to be checked to make sure that's the problem. If you do have BV, understand that it is not an infection, but an overgrowth if abnormal bacteria, usually suppressed by your normal vaginal flora (healthy bacteria). Taking probiotics like yogurt can replenish the normal bacteria and suppress the abnormal as well as yeast. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take two 250mg ampicillin and one 400mg Flagyl together?

Is it safe for me to take two 250mg ampicillin and one 400mg Flagyl together?

Yes: As long as you are not allergic to either the Ampicillin or Flagyl you may take them together. Take your medication as prescribed by your physician. Certain infections require the use of dual therapy antibiotics. If you have any side effects call your physician or pharmacist. Good luck and good health. ...Read more

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Is Flagyl safe during the second trimester? Will it cause fetal loss? 20 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with BV. Is this medicine okay to take?

Is Flagyl safe during the second trimester? Will it cause fetal loss? 20 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with BV. Is this medicine okay to take?

What does safe mean?: Presumably your doc told you to take it because you have BV. The most dangerous time of a pregnancy is the first 1/3. That is when all the organs are being laid down. After that they get bigger. Everything in medicine involves a risk/benefit analysis. What benefits do I hope to gain versus what risks am I taking. Nothing in life is risk free but yr doc thinks the benefit out ways the risks. ...Read more

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Metronidazole (Definition)

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