What are the side effects of taking sulfa-based drugs like bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds during pregnancy?
Jaundice near term. Sulfonamides readily cross placenta to fetus and concentrations in fetus could range for 70% -90 % that of the mother. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is contraindicated near term of pregnancy/ in infants less than 2 months old due to increase risk of jaundice, hemolytic anemia /kernicterus. Risk/benefits should be evaluated by your physician in a case by case as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be used in hiv-infected pregnant women.
Category C. C:use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.Side effects are same as normal person. Not good meds for lactating mother.
What is the probability to have a birth defect for taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) forte during the 1st 10 days of pregnancy having no idea that there is a baby there!
No risk. None. Absolutely no risk in this scenario. Read more...
Thrombocytopenia 4 mths ago after taking several doses of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Thrown in remission after 3 days decadron. Plt. In 200s n holding. Pregnancy safe?
Check. with your doctor. It is also concerning me that you have not listed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or sulfa as an allergy. The thrombocytopenia is probably drug related and should never take it again. Check with your hematologist for advice in this regard prior to getting pregnant. Best wishes. Read more...