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 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.
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...
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 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?
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!
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 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.
Hi im desrie and im 9months pregnant and my doctor gave me a prescription for metronidazole oral tablets& told me to take all four of the pills the same day my question is can the pills harm me or my baby
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (in this category because there is no proof that the MMR vaccine causes birth defects, but it is never purposefully used during pregnancy because there is some fear that the rubella component could adversely affect an unborn child) Category D Category D medications have clear-cut problems in pregnancy and should not be used unless there are no better alternatives.
What drugs are safe to take to get rid of it during my pregnancy, and what is your recommended course of action? Should I just tough it out with c.diff past the first trimester and take the second round or metronidazole in the second trimester? What if I need to take vancomycin because the second round of flagyl does'nt work? What foods should I eat and avoid? Can I take natural remedies? I am open to abortion if my health or the baby's health is severely compromised due to c.
I still remember when I was told I would have to have surgery for the ovarian tumor during my pregnancy. Follow the directions as closely as you can and perhaps see if your doctor is willing to have you in for an earlier scan and appointments.
im afraid to really take anything during this pregnancy.. im soooo afraid of having a mc. but then i heard if you have a uti and dont take the meds it could cause a mc.
The current treatment option is metronidazole.( Flagyl)(Never during pregnancy or other medical conditions.500 mg twice daily for a week would normally suffice for treating your partner as well. The treatment option above IS ONLY AS A REFERENCE BUT NOT A PRESCRIPTION.Please consult your Doc as its the wise thing to do and guide your partner as well. It should not be a serous cause of worry to you. When you took your partner to the STD clinic You can be sure you did the right thing!
n can it be harmful to the baby? my doctor said I have it and gave me a prescription for it some pills to take is it safe?
I had her via c section due to not progressing. Nicu was on staff when she was born due to me taking anti depressants during pregnancy. The surgery was uncomplicated and then they blow me away. The nicu guy comes over and says everything is fine with your daughter except there is something wrong with her thumbs. ???? My daughters thumbs are missing the bone that connects them to her hands she has the other bones but not that one. They just dangle on her hands. I don't understand all this.
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