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Is it safe to take antibiotics in pregnancy?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes some

All antibiotics cross the placenta in varying amounts.
Certain antibiotics are generally safe to take during pregnancy such as penicillins, cephalosporins and erythromycin. Others offer significant risk to the developing fetus such as tetracycline, sulfa drugs, quinine, voriconazole and others.

In brief: Yes some

All antibiotics cross the placenta in varying amounts.
Certain antibiotics are generally safe to take during pregnancy such as penicillins, cephalosporins and erythromycin. Others offer significant risk to the developing fetus such as tetracycline, sulfa drugs, quinine, voriconazole and others.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Some antibiotics have been proven completely safe in pregnancy.
Others, like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim, have risks in pregnancy. In general, an infection during pregnancy can be much riskier than the antibiotics you take. Just make sure that the doctor prescribing them knows you are pregnant.

In brief: Yes

Some antibiotics have been proven completely safe in pregnancy.
Others, like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim, have risks in pregnancy. In general, an infection during pregnancy can be much riskier than the antibiotics you take. Just make sure that the doctor prescribing them knows you are pregnant.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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