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Doctor insights on: Macrobid During Pregnancy

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Nitrofurantoin (Definition)

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, furabid, macrobid, macrodantin, nitrofur mac, nitro macro, nifty-sr, martifur-mr, uro-tablinen or nifuretten (in germany), martifur-100 (in india), urantoin, nifuran (in macedonia) and uvamin (in middle east). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often ...Read more


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Can Macrobid have an effect on the menstrual cycle. (reduce to only one day of spotting) if not should I take a pregnancy test?

Can Macrobid have an effect on the menstrual cycle. (reduce to only one day of spotting) if not should I take a pregnancy test?

No.: This is used to treat urinary tract infection, primarily e coli. There are adverse effects, like nausea and vomiting, pulmonary fibrosis and drug induced autoimmune hepatitis. It is also contraindicated in those with decreased renal function. It can color the urine brown, which is harmless. However, an effect on the menstrual cycle is not one of the adverse effects of this drug. ...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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Will taking nitrofurantoin interfere with microgynon contraceptive pill - will it increase the chances of pregnancy? Thanks!

Will taking nitrofurantoin interfere with microgynon contraceptive pill - will it increase the chances of pregnancy? Thanks!

Minimally: It is recommended to use extra protection (condoms for example) when on any antibiotics as the effectiveness of the birth control can be minimally effected, but even "minimally" can cause pregnancy in some people. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could taking antibiotics like doxycycline, bactrim and Macrobid have caused my baby to have a complete agenesis of the corpus callosum? The drugs were prescribed by the doctor for e-coli and ut infections and taken during the first trimester of pregnancy

No apparent link: The meds above have not been linked to acc. Any triggering process is in play at or before the 4th month, when the cc normally forms.Acc has been found as a sporadic event, or showing autosomal dominant, recessive or x linked forms of inheritance.It can occur in normal people or as part af a significant syndrome or chromosome defect. Genetic eval & counseling are indicated for all cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more