[Answered]Pregnancy and anti biotics

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[Answered]Pregnancy and anti biotics

Postby Insaan » 09 Nov 2013, 19:49

Hello
I would like to ask what anti biotics r safe and minimum to take for an expectant mother
With upper respiratory infection (to be precise throat infection)

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Re: Pregnancy and anti biotics

Postby Sibtain » 09 Nov 2013, 19:51

Which trimester is the mother in?
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Re: Pregnancy and anti biotics

Postby Insaan » 11 Nov 2013, 13:58

Second trimester going on third I.e 27 weeks
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Re: Pregnancy and anti biotics

Postby Sibtain » 12 Nov 2013, 15:22

There are some antibiotics which are not supposed to be used during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester.

Otherwise for a typical bacterial upper respiratory infection, the normally prescribed antibiotics are fairly safe. These include Penicllins (e.g. amoxycillin etc.) and the Azithromycin group (Azithral/Azicure). Do note that most upper respiratory tract infections are viral and therefore do not need antibiotics. Proper fluid intakes, good diet and enough rest are usually enough to get rid of the bugs.

But it is better to avoid unnecessary medications at any time during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks.

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