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Is it safe to take trimethoprim while pregnant?

Is it safe to take trimethoprim while pregnant?

Yes: Generally we try to avoid using trimethoprim in pregnancy, especially if there is another antibiotic that would do the same job. Sometimes though trimethoprim is the best antibiotic choice for certain infections. It is safer earlier in pregnancy than later. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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My wife went to a women's health doctor and was prescribed sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160. Is it safe to take if pregnant or trying to conceive?

My wife went to a women's health doctor and was prescribed sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160. Is it safe to take if pregnant or trying to conceive?

TMP/SMX: Animal studies have shown fetotoxicity and teratogenicity. No controlled data in human pregnancy. Both drugs cross the placenta. In 186 pregnancies, the mother received either placebo or tmp-smx in a retrospective study. The incidence of congenital abnormalities was 4.5% with placebo and 3.3% with tmp-smx. No abnormalities were reported in women who were treated in the first trimester. ...Read more

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Is safe to take sulfameth trimethoprim 800 i'd ur pregnant and have gallbladder working at 2 %?

Is safe to take sulfameth trimethoprim 800 i'd ur pregnant and have gallbladder working at 2 %?

Maybe: There may be a danger in taking this medication while you are pregnant, especially in the first trimester. However we don't have enough information to say specifically that it is safe. You should talk to your doctor about this. If your gallbladder is only working at 2% you may need to consider getting this taken out when you are safely into your second trimester. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) safe during pregnancy?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) safe during pregnancy?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be used during pregnancy if prescribed by your doctor, otherwise i would not use it without presciption. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed trimethoprim for UTI, I think I may be pregnant, will this harm the pregnancy? I was prescribed 6 200mg tablets to take over 3 days.

My dr prescribed trimethoprim for UTI, I think I may be pregnant, will this harm the pregnancy? I was prescribed 6 200mg tablets to take over 3 days.

Not recommended: It's not recommended if you are pregnant. But if you think you are pregnant, why haven't you done a test to find out if you are? ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think it's bad if you take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds if you're pregnant?

Hi docs, do you think it's bad if you take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds if you're pregnant?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Potential benefit must outweigh risks. Talk with your OB/ GYN. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is FDA Pregnancy Category C (Risk cannot be ruled out). ...Read more

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Please advice to what category does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) forte belong to and whether is it a risk for a pregnant woman to take during the 1st 10 days of pregnancy?

Please advice to what category does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) forte belong to and whether is it a risk for a pregnant woman to take during the 1st 10 days of pregnancy?

Yes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfonamide. There are risks associated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) use during early pregnancy. We do not usually prescribe Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) during the first trimester. ...Read more

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What happens if a pregnant women takes bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) forte during the 1st 10 days of pregnancy for 10 days without having idea that she was already pregnant?

What happens if a pregnant women takes bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) forte during the 1st 10 days of pregnancy for 10 days without having idea that she was already pregnant?

Small risk: Unfortunately, there is a small risk of birth defects associated with this medication. But, overall, the risk is low. These are questions that should be brought up when you have your genetic counseling appointment and your structural ultrasounds. Good luck! ...Read more

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My wife is pregnant since one month, can she take antibiotic known as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) forte during the 1st month of pregnancy or this is a contraindication?

My wife is pregnant since one month, can she take antibiotic known as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) forte during the 1st month of pregnancy or this is a contraindication?

NO: Absolutely not, this antibiotic has not been determined to be safe during pregnancy, being labeled as pregnancy category d. It should not be taken anytime during pregnancy, especially the first trimester. ...Read more

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