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Will noroxin (norfloxacin) antibiotics cause harm if used in pregnancy?

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Dr. Byron Hapner
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Maybe

Noroxin and its cousins (fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin) probably do not cause birth defects.
However, there is some concern that these antibiotics might damage a baby's joints, but this is based on animal studies only. For now, we typically avoid these antibiotics unless there isn't a good alternative.

In brief: Maybe

Noroxin and its cousins (fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin) probably do not cause birth defects.
However, there is some concern that these antibiotics might damage a baby's joints, but this is based on animal studies only. For now, we typically avoid these antibiotics unless there isn't a good alternative.
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