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Is it safe to take antiviral medications while pregnant?
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
This would depend on the specific drug, but the most common antiviral medications used in pregnancy are valcyclovir (valtrex) and acyclovir, both of which target the herpes viruses.
They are both safe and can reduce your risk of a herpes outbreak around the time of delivery, which can be dangerous to a newborn. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) should be limited to known flu infection or exposure in the high risk.

In brief: Yes
This would depend on the specific drug, but the most common antiviral medications used in pregnancy are valcyclovir (valtrex) and acyclovir, both of which target the herpes viruses.
They are both safe and can reduce your risk of a herpes outbreak around the time of delivery, which can be dangerous to a newborn. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) should be limited to known flu infection or exposure in the high risk.
Dr. Patrick Weix
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Only if...
Only if recommended by your doctors = both the one that prescribed the antiviral and your ob.

In brief: Only if...
Only if recommended by your doctors = both the one that prescribed the antiviral and your ob.
Dr. David Sneid
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