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Is it safe to take nitrofurantoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: OK with breastfeedin

Nitrofurantoin is compatible with breastfeeding, however, safety of this drug during pregnancy has not been adequately studied.

In brief: OK with breastfeedin

Nitrofurantoin is compatible with breastfeeding, however, safety of this drug during pregnancy has not been adequately studied.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Yes

Nitrofurantoin, or "macrodantin" is our "go-to" antibiotic for bladder infections in pregnancy.
Rarely is anyone allergic to it, it is safe in pregnancy, and has been around for 40 or so years. Be sure to take it with food, but other than that, it's a pretty safe and reliable medication.

In brief: Yes

Nitrofurantoin, or "macrodantin" is our "go-to" antibiotic for bladder infections in pregnancy.
Rarely is anyone allergic to it, it is safe in pregnancy, and has been around for 40 or so years. Be sure to take it with food, but other than that, it's a pretty safe and reliable medication.
Dr. David Fein
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