Antibiotics are considered to be relatively safe during pregnancy, but should only be taken under medical supervision. Tetracyclines should be avoided during pregnancy. Penicillins, Cephalosporins, Erythromycin, and Clindamycin are some safe antibiotics.
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What medications can I take to manage constipation issues in pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am two months pregnant, and I am taking vitamin tablets as suggested by my doctor. I have constipation issues, and I am unable to pass stools. I have pain and swelling in my anus. Please suggest some medications that help treat constipation in pregnancy. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As far as stool softener is concerned, I suggest you take the syrup Duphalac (Lactulose) or Isabgol. Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them, and take medications with their consent. You can start with 20 ml initially and reduce the dose. Also, you need to incre... Read Full »
Can Loratadine help treat runny nose in a pregnant woman?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female and I am pregnant. I have a cough and runny nose for four years. I am taking Loratadine only. Kindly suggest me an antibiotic. I am currently on tablet Loratadine, tablet Aldomet and multivitamins with folic acid, and tablet Aspirin. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you are allergic taking Loratadine. You need to consult with your doctor. If bacterial lung infection is confirmed then you can start antibiotics. Apply Menthol Balm on the chest and shoulders to ease stiffness. Aerosol therapy can help together with mult... Read Full »
Is Norfloxacin safe during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor,I have just tested positive by preganews. But, I am suffering from diarrhea and consumed a tablet of Norflox and Pan D. Will it cause any effect on my baby? Please inform me. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly congratulations for having conceived. Ideally a single dose of Norfloxacin would not affect the conception in any way. But, it should be discontinued as it is a category C drug where risks have to be weighed against benefits before usage in pregnancy. So, pleas... Read Full »
Can partially erupted wisdom tooth cause face pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 weeks pregnant. I am having pain on the right side of my face. I have one half erupted wisdom tooth. Could it be the reason? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in the back tooth of your lower jaw could probably be from the wisdom tooth. You are 32 weeks pregnant it means that you are in your third trimester of pregnancy. During the third trimester any form of dental treatment is not performed. The reason for this is that ... Read Full »
Can I take Augmentin while pregnant?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old with a weight of 74 kg. I am 3 weeks pregnant. I have a severe chest infection. Is it fine to take the antibiotic Augmentin Duo 620? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Augmentin (Amoxicillin) is safe in pregnancy. Please go ahead. For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist Read Full »
Is Augmentin 625 safe to take during the third week of pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am three weeks pregnant, and I am suffering from a chest infection. So an ENT specialist doctor prescribed Augmentin 625 tablet. I wanted to know if it is safe to use this antibiotic, as I am pregnant. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) is a category B drug, which otherwise means it is very safe in pregnancy. I suggest taking it along with Cetirizine 10 mg at night if you sneeze a lot. Also, do warm saline gargling if you have a sore throat. For further quer... Read Full »
Is Moxclav 625 safe during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant. My doctor has prescribed me tablet Moxclav 625 antibiotic for cough and infection. I also take progesterone tablet. Are these tablets safe for my baby? Please advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally, till 14 weeks of pregnancy, no antibiotics are prescribed. Symptomatic and natural methods of management of cough and sore throat (if present) are advised. This is because these are the organ forming weeks for the fetus and hence all antibiotics are usually... Read Full »
Would antibiotics during pregnancy cause any harm?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 8 weeks pregnant. A couple of days before, the doctor did a urine routine and report stated that 12 to 14 pus cells. Then, we did a urine culture as well and after 48 hours of the culture, the report came as bacteria not seen. In this case, do we need to take antibiotics to cl... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking another course of antibiotics would cause no harm, but infection if occurs again and again may be harmful to pregnancy. You are right in your worry that it may be an extra course, as your wife took one recently. But, as I said, it is better to play on the safe side... Read Full »
Is Natclovir safe to take during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female, I have had three unsuccessful pregnancies. Currently, I am 12 weeks pregnant, and I have done TORCH test as asked by a local doctor. The reports showed Rubella antibody IgG 138 IU/mL positive, but IgM negative 0.12 IU/mL index. It also showed Cytomegalovirus... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are all IgG antibodies which are positive, but not IgM. IgG antibodies are a sign of chronic infection, but not an active infection. So, there is no risk of any infection to you and your baby. Secondly, I do not know why your doctor has started you on an antivir... Read Full »