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I am 8 weeks pregnant and have bacterial vaginosis, my doctor prescribed me Metronidazole three times a day for a week, is this safe during pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Commonly used

This is a commonly used medication for bacterial vaginosis.
Other options include vaginal Clindamycin gel. Some doctors prefer this in the first trimester

In brief: Commonly used

This is a commonly used medication for bacterial vaginosis.
Other options include vaginal Clindamycin gel. Some doctors prefer this in the first trimester
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. James Ferguson
Re: current PDR states the oral preparation it should be avoided in the first trimester. The CDC has cleared it for Trichimoniasis at any stage.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Re-check with doc

Metronidazole by mouth is usually avoided until after the 12th week at which point it is considered safe.

In brief: Re-check with doc

Metronidazole by mouth is usually avoided until after the 12th week at which point it is considered safe.
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Dr. James Ferguson
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