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

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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.

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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?

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!

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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.

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I took 1,000mg of azithromycin Friday and had sex Saturday. I am on the pill and we did not use a condom. Should I be worried about pregnancy?

I took 1,000mg of azithromycin Friday and had sex Saturday. I am on the pill and we did not use a condom. Should I be worried about pregnancy?

Yes, if ...: Yes, if you took your contraceptive pill within 20 minutes of your antibiotic pills, as the latter pill will be absorbed and the former pill will not be absorbed with a pregnancy risk. Antibiotics should not be taken at the same time as a contraceptive pill. If that is not the case, no worries.

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Would using clarithromycin cause a miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy?

Would using clarithromycin cause a miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy?

Se below: Since no one has all the answers of why a person miscarriages; medications can contribute to this event. I only know of one study with humans that showed an increase risk of miscarriages when taking Clarithromycin in the early weeks of pregnancy.

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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.

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.

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I have allergic reaction to erythromycin, would i expect a reaction to taking azithromycin?

I have allergic reaction to erythromycin, would i expect a reaction to taking azithromycin?

Low likelihood: While both of these antibiotics are macrolides, erythromycin has a 14 carbon lactone ring and azithromycin has a 15 carbon lactone ring. The likelihood is low for cross reactivity, however, a board certified allergist can provide strategies to assess this. Skin tests may be helpful, yet are not standardized so a graded challenge may be necessary.

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If I am allergic to penicillin, erythromycin, ancef (cefazolin) can I take azithromycin?

If I am allergic to penicillin, erythromycin, ancef (cefazolin) can I take azithromycin?

Maybe but avoid: Most people do not have true allergies to medicines. Some are better described as an intolerance. Antibiotics are important in life, so i would a. Avoid the azithro, b. Get allergy testing for antibiotics from a competent allergy specialist.

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Took azithromycin 1dose & erythromycin for week then had a heavy period is this normal also after this treatment when should I be retest tested 4april?

For what: Azithromycin usually does not effect your period unless your on oral contraceptives. (it can change your pills metabolism) i'm not sure what you are being test for, so can't advise you there.

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


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