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Doctor insights on: Is Keflex Safe To Take While Pregnant

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can I take amoxicillin and keflex back to back? I'm six weeks pregnant

Can I take amoxicillin and keflex back to back? I'm six weeks pregnant

Probably ok: But check with your doc. We doctors are very concerned about side effects in pregnant women. Better to be safe. ...Read more

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Ear pain. I've got a in date bottle of keflex. Can i take out for my ear infection? I'm 12 weeks pregnant and 22 yrs old. It hurts bad! thank you.

Ear pain. I've got a in date bottle of keflex. Can i take out for my ear infection? I'm 12 weeks pregnant and 22 yrs old. It hurts bad! thank you.

Best to get checked: An ear infection can be one of many possibilities to your ear pain. It would be best to get checked by a doctor to determine what the problem is before taking medications for something you may not need, especially when pregnant. Be well! ...Read more

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My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby

My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has
 kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby

See below: Keflex is listed as b category in preganancy ie no animal data showing toxicity, however no controlled studies in humans, medications are taken during pregnancy with the understanding that the benefits outweigh risks. If the medical condition itself can cause harm, then the treatment risks need to be weighed.Your doctor can advise you further and also give you lenght of therapy. ...Read more

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I am on the pill three months an had slight bleedn in between I was on keflex antibiotic this month an am now three days late could I be pregnant?

I am on the pill three months an had slight bleedn in between I was on keflex antibiotic this month an am now three days late could I be pregnant?

Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred). An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Can keflex cause yeast infection when you're pregnant? I'm 23 weeks

Can keflex cause yeast infection when you're pregnant? I'm 23 weeks

It can: It certainly can, but it is one of the less likely antibiotics to do so when compared to drugs that kill a wider variety of bacteria such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Taking a probiotic supplement or having yogurt with active cultures in your diet during your course of antibiotic may further reduce this risk slightly. During pregnancy, oral medications for yeast infection are not safe, but vaginal creams are ok. ...Read more

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