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Doctor insights on: Mother Took Erythromycin Azithromycin Or Clarithromycin During Pregnancy

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Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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Is it safe to use metrogel and erythromycin topical ointments for treating severe rosecea pustules during pregnancy 24 weeks ? Or that harms the baby

Is it safe to use metrogel and erythromycin topical ointments for treating severe rosecea pustules during pregnancy 24 weeks ? Or that harms the baby

Let me explain: 1-metro gel skin applications during pregnancy is not contraindicated but i will not use in the trimester. 2-erthromycinet (topical) also is not recommended in the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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Urgent: is zithromax safe during pregnancy for bronchitis?!? 25 weeks pregnant. No complications thus far... And how much is safe for bronchitis?

No problem!: Azithromycin is safe for mother and fetus! z-pack is a good choice for bronchitis in pregnancy (500 mg the first day and 250 mg daily for another 4 days. Hope you get well soon! ...Read more

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I'm 5 months pregnant & have pink eye. Dr prescribed erythromycin ointment. She says it's safe for pregnancy. Is it the safest?

I'm 5 months pregnant & have pink eye. Dr prescribed erythromycin ointment. She says it's safe for pregnancy.  Is it the safest?

Yes: Erythromycin is safe to use to infant and pregnant woman. If you have pink eye its viral conjunctivitis, you may not need the antibiotic for it. Time will take care of it. Just wash your eye with cold water or put cold compressors. ...Read more

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Planning a pregnancy. How long should you wait to get pregnant after being on clarithromycin? I took 2 biaxin XL pills 500 mg once daily for 10 days.

Planning a pregnancy. How long should you wait to get pregnant after being on clarithromycin? I took 2 biaxin XL pills 500 mg once daily for 10 days.

Clarithromycin: The elimination half-life of Clarithromycin was about 3 to 4 hours with 250 mg administered every 12 hours but increased to 5 to 7 hours with 500 mg administered every 8 to 12 hours. If you wait 5 half-lives (about 20-35 hours) all the drug should essentially be gone from your body. So if you wait 2 days you should be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


Dr. Allan Walkey
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Clarithromycin (Definition)

Treats and prevents infections. Also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by h. Pylori. This medicine ...Read more