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Is there a risk to taking antibiotics for a UTI while pregnant?

Is there a risk to taking antibiotics for a UTI while pregnant?

Depends: Some antibiotics like penicillins, Ampicillin amoxicillin, Clindamycin + Erythromycin are perfectly safe. Tetracyclines should definitely not be used, they can damage a pregnant woman's liver + can discolor the baby's teeth after birth. Macrodantin + Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are probably safe although recent studies have cast suspicion thb t there many be a tiny risk of birth defects. Always check with OB dr. 1st. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Is AZO safe to take while pregnant for a bladder infection?

Is AZO safe to take while pregnant for a bladder infection?

Antibiotics: Azo is safe for use during pregnancy but it is not an antibiotic and will not adequately treat a bladder infection. It is important that bladder infections in pregnancy be properly treated to prevent spread to the kidney ...Read more

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While having a condition of bronciectasis, should a female avoid pregnancy especially if there is frequently a need for antibiotics thanks?

While having a condition of bronciectasis, should a female avoid pregnancy
especially if there is frequently a need for antibiotics 
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Depends: What antibiotics are you referring to? They differ greatly in their potential effects on the developing fetus. Go and discuss this with an ob/gyn doctor and if you want to become pregnant - best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it really common for women to get a yeast infection after taking azithromycin?

Is it really common for women to get a yeast infection after taking azithromycin?

Any antibiotic: Yeast infections can occur with any use of antibiotics, as the natural flora of the vaginal tract can be disrupted. This disruption allows yeast infections to opportunistically occur. Eating yogurt with an active culture can prevent vaginitis, and using an otc vaginal yeast medication will also help. Seer your physician again if these do not help. ...Read more

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What can be prescribed for a UTI if nitrofurantoin didn't work. Is there a second line drug?

What can be prescribed for a UTI if nitrofurantoin didn't work. Is there a second line drug?

Yes: It depends on allergies, other meds, whether or not your are pregnant, and whether or not a culture was done. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (a sulfa drug), ciprofloxin and Amoxicillin are common alternatives. If a culture was done, it generally directs your doctor to the right drug. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a UTI after a miscarriage? Is Azo ok to take?

Is it normal to have a UTI after a miscarriage? Is Azo ok to take?

Not related...: Miscarriage is not known to cause UTI, but may alter or sensitize muscle & mucosa of bladder & urethra, resulting in how you urinate. Taking azo may help ease irritative voiding symptoms; so, it ia okay to use it. ...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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I heard that microbid is a horrible antibotic? Any other suggestions of an antibotic for UTI in a pregnant women

I heard that microbid is a horrible antibotic? Any other suggestions of an antibotic for UTI in a pregnant women

Macrobid : Macrobid is a good antibiotic for pregnant women and is probably the most common one used. There are many others. Your doctor will choose the antibiotic according to which bacteria is causing the infection. The drug must match the bug. ...Read more

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Is it a certain kind of antibiotics I should be taking for my bladder infection?

Is it a certain kind of antibiotics I should be taking  for my bladder infection?

UTI: There is a wide variety of antibiotics available with which to treat uti. Your doctor will select the one they feel is most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Will a blood test show infection if I am currently taking antibiotics (doxycycline)? Is it possible for infection to spread when on antibiotics?

Will a blood test show infection if I am currently taking antibiotics (doxycycline)? Is it possible for infection to spread when on antibiotics?

Yes: It is possible to have an infection while on antibiotics, even possible for that infection to be resistant and untreated by that antibiotics. Cultures may grow more slowly in presence of antibiotics. The blood test may show an indication like an elevated WBC but if the infection is in the blood that would be trouble. ...Read more

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Was given Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti. I read that is a very dangerous antibiotic. Is there any precautions I should take and exactly how safe is it?

Was given Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti. I read that is a very dangerous antibiotic. Is there any precautions I should take and exactly how safe is it?

Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfa antibiotic and is one of the oldest. I am not quite sure about dangerous, however it needs to.be used with caution with pregnancy and with young children. If you are allergic to sulfa it can be a problem. Sulfa though has been used for millions of uti iinfections through the years and has not caused problems. If no allergies I still use it frequently for first line treatment U ...Read more

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Is it okay to sex when taking antibiotics for a urinary tract infection?

Is it okay to sex when taking antibiotics for a urinary tract infection?

Yes you can: There is noedicsl reason for you to avoid intercourse. However discomfort can prevent you from having intercourse. It is not uncommon for many people to avoid intercourse for several days. I would encourage you to void shortly after intercourse. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take antibiotic pills for UTI while pregnant?

Some are safer: Some antibiotics are safer during pregnancy than are others. Ask your doctor which one is right for you, if you need one. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more