Q. Is it advisable to take Sulfatrim DS during pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Albana Greca
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Sep 09, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am 16 weeks pregnant, will taking Sulfatrim DS (Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim) harm my baby?

Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician General Practitioner
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I do not recommend this Sulfatrim DS at your pregnancy age. If you have been prescribed for any infection, please tell the doctor you are pregnant and change therapy. Usually, penicillins are safe to use. Other drugs including Sulfatrim are recommended when Penicillins do not work. Discuss this with the doctor who prescribed Sulfatrim to you. All the best to you and your baby.

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