Metronidazole safe during pregnancy

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The use of metronidazole during pregnancy is controversial, especially during the first trimester. The CDC also recommends against metronidazole use during the 1st trimester for the treatment of trichomoniasis; use in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters may be acceptable if other treatments have failed. For other indications, metronidazole should be avoided during pregnancy whenever possible, with use occurring only after careful assessment of the potential risk: benefit ratios.
Went in for my normal check up and doc told me I have a bacterial Infection, She Prescribed me "Metronidazole". I was reading up on it and it says not to be used during pregnancy! Kind of worries me, any of u ladies ever had this stuff prescribed to u?
I am 34 weeks pregnant and am very concerned about all these antibiotics (about 4) i took during my pregnancy, 3 were zithromycin z pack and one was metronidazole for bacterial vaginosis in my third trimester. For all these antibiotics, i received strong reassurance that they are safe to take to treat my common occuring respiratory infections. I am concerned. Is there anyone here who took many antbx during pregnancy and had a healthy child? AMEN...
I know that most medicines they prescribe you during pregnancy have risk/benefit and if the benefits out weigh the risk then it is best to take the medicine. Also, since bacterial vaginosis is a actually in the vagina vs a UTI which is in the bladder it is best to get it taken care of ASAP since it can cause all sorts of problems during pregnancy.
First off, I haven't been on here since the end of May right after I had my m/c, but I now want to thank everyone for their advice with all my posts, you all are very helpful and knowledgeable women and I'm glad to be able to reach you :) This is going to be sort of long but PLEEEASE LADIES, be a friend! I was just curious if anyone has ever had Gardnerella (a vaginal bacterial infection).
Is metronidazole safe during pregnancy??...I had some smelly discharge so I went to see a doc nd they found out I had bacteria overgrowth nd that's wat they gave me that...has anyone taken it before??
I'll be 20 weeks Monday and my doctor also prescribed me Metronidazole Gel. I'm gonna take the second round tonight. I'd rather take it than not and experience the complications of having bv in the second trimester. I googled it first and it said bv untreated can cause premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor, and uterus infection. Just don't insert it all the way, as I do. My doctor said only about an inch.
I have a recurrent history of Bacterial Vaginosis and I get it every 2-3 months. During the 8th week of pregnancy I contracted it again. My Ob/Gyn prescribed me Oral Clindamycin for 7 days (300 mg capsules twice daily). I took the medication but went back to my Ob/Gyn as the infection continued. She prescribed me 2% Clindamycin Vaginal cream for 7 days, but the infection still persisted.
I take metronidazole if that's flagyl and I have bv my doctor told me it's okay to take it while pregnant
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Her doctor has recommended she take drug Tergynan, but I contacted this medicine's manufacturer in France and they tell me to not take during pregnancy, not for any reason. She does not know to whom to turn, because her doctor is bullying her into taking this medicine. Are there alternative medicines for treating bacterial vaginitis?
I ask because I miscarried at 10 1/2 weeks and I also had BV at the time of conception and during the pregnancy. The doctor told me they couldn't prescribe anything the first trimester to treat the infection. After the DNC I was treated with Clandomycin (vaginally) and it worked. My husband also took a 10 day treatment of Clandomycin (orally) just in case we were passing it back and forth to each other.
And what medicines are safe to take for treating these infections during 12w of pregnancy? My OB has prescribed me metronidazole 500mg (to take for seven days) for bacterial vaginosis and fluconazole 150 mg one tablet only for yeast infection. She said it is safe to take it however I am still hesitating. Please I need your advice.
Has anyone was treated for bacterial vaginosis infection or yeast infection during first trimester? What medicine is safe to take for treating these two infections during 12w of pregnancy? My OB has prescribed me fluconazole 150 mg (one tablet only) for yeast infection and metronidazole 500 mg (to take for seven days) to treat bacterial vagnosis infection. She said it is safe however I am still hesitating. Please I need your advices.
Web MD says taking antibiotic oral metronidazole is safe, but vaginal inserts are NOT for pregnant women. So naturally I called the doctor back in fear and was told they are safe and to take them. Now I don't know what to do and I am sort of freaking out. I need some advice...anyone take flagyl or metronidazole vaginal inserts for BV? is this doctor correct? Should I demand more cultures or just take the meds?
Ive had 4 bouts of yeast during this pregnancy. And im 29 weeks oñly. Pregnant women are very prone to yeast and bacterial vaginosis due to hormones. Ive tried tabkets and supositories.Now just cotrimazole cream. My sugar level is normal. And you just cant take any medicine for it since they have effects on the baby. Miconzale and cotrimazole are ok for pregnant women. Try lifestyle changes. I limit my sugar intake, even bread, or anything that uses yeast for production.
Metronidazole is ok it won't make u go into labor that's pretty much the only thing doctors rx during pregnancy and yes u can still take ur vitamins just don't take them together
Hi. The safety of topical metronidazole in pregnancy has not been fully estabished and it should not be used unless considered essential by a doctor. Metrogel is usually prescribed for rosacea, not acne.
I had bv and was prescribed metronidazole for it which cleared it up for a week n now I think it's back again! Grrr!
Is there anyone who has had bv during their pregnancy ?
I have had yeast and bv infections my whole pregnancy. I just finished up another batch of metronidazole this week. Antibiotics can cause yeast infections in some women as well so have your doc prescribe flucanazole (spell check) to take after the metronidazole. It will most likely be a 7 day treatment. Mine got so bad this third trimester my va jay jay was swollen for a week. I am due with twins on Monday by c section.
Havent had anything while pregnant but i know a few girls that had different stds and uti during pregnancy. I think you will be fine you really dont want to cause preterm labor and if it was harmful your dr wouldnt have prescribed it.
Flagyl is one of very few antibiotics that will properly treat a vaginal bacterial infection, and I believe it's only of the only ones that's safe to take during pregnancy. BV will likely not cause a miscarriage unless untreated for very long periods of time. How close are you to your second trimester?
Flagyl is safe to take until youu are at full term. I took it several times while pregnant with dd.
These antibiotics are classified as “Class B” agents during pregnancy. What does that mean to you? It means that there is evidence in animal studies that it may be harmful to the fetus but none in human studies OR that enough studies have not been in humans but no harm was seen in animal studies. In general Class A and Class B agents are ok to use during pregnancy, but patients need to be educated that it doesn’t mean there is NO risk to the fetus, just that it is less likely.
( Do you think that since my early pregnancy tests all came out negative im in the clear? They are clearblue easy result and it says like 84% accurate when testing 3 days before expected period. I even took one this morning, which was also negative. very stressed!
i have taken the metronidazole, metro-gel. but i wasn't pregnant during those times of treatmetn. but please don't insert anything into the vagina. the doctor should have order a script for you or given you the medication right then and there. the do a koa slide right in the office and then seend the swab out.
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