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Is there a risk to taking antibiotics for a UTI while pregnant?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Depends

Some antibiotics like penicillins, Ampicillin amoxicillin, Clindamycin + Erythromycin are perfectly safe.
Tetracyclines should definitely not be used, they can damage a pregnant woman's liver + can discolor the baby's teeth after birth. Macrodantin + Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are probably safe although recent studies have cast suspicion thb t there many be a tiny risk of birth defects. Always check with OB dr. 1st.

In brief: Depends

Some antibiotics like penicillins, Ampicillin amoxicillin, Clindamycin + Erythromycin are perfectly safe.
Tetracyclines should definitely not be used, they can damage a pregnant woman's liver + can discolor the baby's teeth after birth. Macrodantin + Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are probably safe although recent studies have cast suspicion thb t there many be a tiny risk of birth defects. Always check with OB dr. 1st.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

Certain class of antibiotics, e.
g., sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (bacrim, septra), Nitrofurantoin (macrodantin), are harmful to pregnant mother and/or to fetus and not recommended especially when pregnancy is close to term.

In brief: Depends

Certain class of antibiotics, e.
g., sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (bacrim, septra), Nitrofurantoin (macrodantin), are harmful to pregnant mother and/or to fetus and not recommended especially when pregnancy is close to term.
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