Azithromycin during pregnancy

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174515 tn?1191710869 they have determined i have bronchitis and bronchial asthma that is pregnancy induced( hence the shortness of breath i mentioned before). the doctor after i asked 800 times if it was safe during pregnancy gave me azithromycin(z-pack) for 5 days and a ventolin inhaler. the anitbiotics( z-pack) are class b i found out after i got home. the ventolin( asthma inhaler) is class c. i am terrified to use the inhaler. i left a message at my OB asking if it is safe. i will not use it until then.
Avatar n tn Is this treatable during pregnancy and is it dangerous to treat it? Are most people deciding to have abortions or treating this infection? What is the best option? We would desarly love to have the baby but we are frightened of the dangers.Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn I have recurrent cold symptoms during my period. I have noticed the symptoms for about a year but for the last six months they have happened every month around the third day of my period. Symptoms include aching joints, blocked nose and headaches as well as generally feeling awful. Periods are heavy and painful with clotting for about seven-nine days. Cold Symptoms usually last 5-7days.
Avatar n tn Looking up the two meds online, clarithromycin seems to have some contraindications during pregnancy while azithromycin does not. And that was info from a reputable site. But truly, don't take a chance: ask the pharmacist.
Avatar n tn Hello. I am in my 39th week of pregnancy, but early in my pregnancy I was firstly diagnosed with Chlamydia. (Note, I have had a normal uncomplicated pregnancy, although I DID have Chlamydia, it was cured, and was later diagnosed with HPV)... I needed two (painful) treatments of Azthromycin before I was finally cleared. I still continued to -occasionally- have a slight green/yellow discharge that sort of resembled what it would look like if I blew my nose during a cold.
Avatar m tn I'm somewhat skeptical about your positive gonorrhea and chlamydia tests, by the way. If I understand correctly, you were given azithromycin (Z-Pak) early on, then had the positive tests a few weeks later. Azithromycin is highly reliable against chlamydia and pretty good against gonorrhea; it would be quite unusual for either one to persist after such treatment. It can happen, but you might discuss this with your doctor -- e.g.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure about azithromycin there are safe antibiotics but not all are safe to take during pregnancy. Do not take anything without asking or seeing your Dr.
Avatar f tn Pregnancy Considerations Adverse events were not observed in animal studies; therefore, azithromycin is classified as pregnancy category B. Azithromycin crosses the placenta. Fetal malformations have not been observed following maternal use of azithromycin. The maternal serum half-life of azithromycin is unchanged in early pregnancy and decreased at term; however, high concentrations of azithromycin are sustained in the myometrium and adipose tissue.
Avatar n tn I did find this, and its for pregnant women - Amoxicillin Amoxicillin belongs to a group of antibiotics called pencillins. Amoxicillin is a recommended treatment of Chlamydia infection during pregnancy by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, it is not the best antibiotic for eradication of Chlamydia in other categories of people. Augmentin is amoxicillin clavulanate, so its similar. Have you been diagnosed with chlamydia?
1141709 tn?1329405932 If complement levels are low or low normal during pregnancy (normally during pregnancy they increase), this might reflect ‘complement consumption’, the presumption being that the invading trophoblasts may be the targets against which the complement-fixing antibodies are directed.
5915949 tn?1396191827 I have known a few women who have taken a zpack during pregnancy and everything was fine. It's definitely better than suffering with an awful infection too! Good luck and feel better!
1901977 tn?1333995326 I would call the pharmacy and talk to them they would kno more about medications then the doc. They gave me penacilin for a tooth infection and I refused to take it, so I know how you feel but I would think pneumonia would be alot worst.
Avatar f tn I only recently found out I have chlamydia because I had the tests during my first prenatal appointment. I am now 16 weeks and 1 week ago I took Azithromycin because it is safe for pregnancy. I only had a 1g packet that I had to mix with water and drink. I was still uncomfortable for a while, but I still feel some of the pain. I thought I had been having UTI's for months and was always chugging water, but that's what it still feels like. Does it seem that my medicine didn't work?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with chlamydia in March of 2010 after cheating on my husband in October of 2010. We both took one dose of azithromycin and used a condom until I got retested. My test came back negative and we started having unprotected sex again (he was not retested). About 2 months ago I started having burning when I went to the bathroom, itchiness, and discharge. I went to the doctor to see if I had a UTI or yeast infection.
Avatar n tn Regarding the use of antibiotics, some are potentially dangerous in pregnancy and thus not used, while others are quite safe. A Z-Pack (azithromycin) is quite safe. You don't need to go to a specialist for these issues; your generalist ob/gyn should be able to assist you just fine. The one thing I would recommend when you get well is to have a flu shot (if it is influenza season where you live). The vaccine is safe in pregnancy (assuming you have no other contra-indications).
Avatar f tn The next week I tried having sex with my boyfriend and afterwards it made me so sore down there that I couldn't go again for a couple days, and when we did, the pain still wasn't fully gone n it would just get more painful during sex. I thought I wasn't getting wet enough. Then I started noticing a milky white discharge that smelled like sweet mayonnaise. Gross. I google searched and I assumed it's normal for pregnancy.
Avatar n tn I have to take Azithromycin 500 MG right now because I have an infection. She may have pierced/scratched the side of my wall during the insertion and I have been having a dull pain in my ovaries for about a month now. For her to have inserted the IUD prior to knowing the results of the PAP, is this malpractice? Thank you.
Avatar f tn I had a throat infection and was given a z pack to take for five days, I took this about the second week into my pack. Well during this month of be I took two pills very late due to a busy schedule and forgot, my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex during this month as well. Well a week after I took the z pack I had spotting for about a week that was moderately heavy. Now, two weeks later I have finished my placebo pills and have not had my period, not even spotting or cramps.
Avatar f tn Hi guys, so I was tested positive for chlamydia during the beginning of my pregnancy, I was treated & my boyfriend was not, we had sex with condoms, and I had mutiple chlamydia tests, I just got tested two weeks ago & tested negative, anyways.. last week friday my boyfriend too 4 pills of azithromycin 250mg all at once like it said to. And just two days ago we had sex and oral. Could I be re infected again? I can give birth in three weeks, but I can't get tested till next week. Help...
Avatar n tn Its doubtful that your testing during pregnancy would have missed this - you are usually tested twice during pregnancy, but you might want to check with your doctor. Why do you think you had it, and this guy didn't? If he's ever had sex before, he could have it. And he could have it and not know it, so it has nothing to do with trust, most likely.
Avatar n tn About five weeks ago, I missed my period but tested negative for pregnancy. Two weeks ago I began have intense pelvic pain. I made an appointment with my gynecologist and she immediately put me on azithromycin (z-pack) and two weeks of doxycycline and also ordered an ultrasound. It turned out that I had chlamydia. I'm now almost finished with my antibiotics (3 days left). My symptoms have lessened significantly but I'm still experiencing some pelvic pain as well as back pain.
Avatar n tn He has never had symptoms and I tested negative during pregnancy last year. Is it possible for me to have had chlamydia from a partner over 3 1/2 years ago, transmitted it to my husband after his test--then recontracted it now?? I have always had unprotected sex with my husband ---even months leading up to being tested last year so why would I have it now- he has not taken any meds whatsoever since we first had sex 3 1/2 years ago, but I have for various infections etc...
Avatar f tn I also tested positive for chlamydia during that pregnancy, which was treated with a single dose of Azithromycin. I also tested positive for gestational diabetes during this pregnancy. Ever since I had her, I have had a yellow/green discharge with an odor that will appear a day after I shower. The discharge is not constant, and it's usually noticeable only sometimes. Mostly when I wipe after I urinate, or there is more when I have a bowel movement. It's also not ALWAYS yellow/green.
Avatar n tn Have you spoken with your partner about all this? She probably knows whether or not she was tested for STDs during her pregnancy. But even if not, probably there is a low chance she has one. Gonorrhea and chlamydia both usually clear up on their own in a few weeks or months, even without treatment. So even without testing, it is unlikely she is still infected from an exposure during or before her pregnancy. And if she had genital herpes, there is a good chance she would know it.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn Lol you don't have to stop sex completely, just until the infection is gone. I've turned into a complete horn dog during my pregnancy lol so I would die if my fiancé stopped having sex with me. We're 16 weeks today. Your sex craving for him might spark a little later lol I know mine did. But good luck and congratulations to you two on your new bundle!!
Avatar f tn If infected semen or vaginal fluids come into contact with the eyes, this can cause conjunctivitis (an infection of the eye). Chlamydia can also be passed from a mother to her baby during pregnancy and childbirth. This may cause the newborn baby to have conjunctivitis and/or pneumonia. So dont worry, go get tested BOTH!! so you can be sure what its really happening.. I know you both are going to be fine!! Keep on posting if you need something else!!
Avatar f tn However, if you have been diagnosed with chlamydia during pregnancy, you should return to your doctor for a check-up 3 weeks after you’re done with treatment since there are potentially serious consequences for your pregnancy and your unborn child. The doctor may prescribe a single-dose antibiotic, such as azithromycin (Zithromax), taken as a pill. On the other hand, the doctor may choose an antibiotic, such as doxycycline (Atridox, Bio-Tab), to be taken as a pill twice a day for a week.