ANTIBIOTICS Use In Early Pregnancy

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patrizia - May 28

hi- i did not get my BFP yet but i will be testing in a few days since i am 7 days late. but i have really bad asthma bronchitus. so my DR. but me on amoxocillan for 3 days with a chest decongestant. i told him there may be a possibility of being pregnant- but he said that is ok. because it is not a long duration therapy. has anyone used antibiotics in early pregnancy and what was the end result? did everything go well? i am ttc for 14 months with many ups and downs.

 

angel - May 28

hi :) go online or ask your dr what cla__s of drug it is... there are different types like A B C and i think D ..... A is totally safe for pregnancy, B hasnt been tested as much but is still considered safe, C isnt as safe and D is bad.... ask your dr and they can tell you but chances are this early on there would be no effect on baby :) good luck!!!

 

Lin - May 28

Actually, category C means that there have been no tests done and so the safety is not known.

 

ashley - May 28

actually Lin thats B that means that its been only tested on Animals.

 

ashley - May 28

and C woops sent it too quick

 

ashley - May 28

NO drug is safe, but category A means the risk is remote. Cotrolled studies have been done and have failed to demonstrate a risk of fetal harm when moderate use is used. Chronic use or doses higher than recommended have not been tested. Category B-higher risk than A. Animal studies have shown no risk to the fetus, but no controlled studies have been done on woman (human fetuses). Category C-animal studies show a risk of fetal harm, but no control studies have been done in woman, OR no studies have been done in animals or Women Category D-Proven risk of fetal harm. Some times these drugs are still used based on the risk vs benifits.

 

Lin - May 28

Category B means that there have either been animals tests showing negative affects and human tests showing none or animal tests showing no negative affects and no human tests done at all. I guess I should have been more clear, but I was referring to tests on humans above; so yes, we're both right. Category C means there have been animal tests done but none on humans.

 

Patti - May 28

Patrizia, this link provides the information for amoxicillin during pregnancy (cat. B) http://www.perinatology.com/exposures/druglist.htm#Amoxicillin make sure to remove any hyphens, if there are any. Basically says "1st trimester exposure in 8,538 infants resulted in no increase in major or minor anomalies."

 

patrizia - May 29

thanks ladies for all your help-i will be looking into those websites.

 

ashley - May 30

Lin I took my information straight out of my pharmacology book.... please quit trying to out do every one. I just graduated nursing school, I think I have a little bit of credentials to be quoting something straight out of my pharm book.

 

San_dee - May 30

i was prescribed amoxicillan, my dr pulled out his little catogory book and it was cat A.

 

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