Is it safe to take metronidazole in the first trimester?

Is it safe to take metronidazole in the first trimester?

We found no association between metronidazole treatment during the first or later trimesters of pregnancy and preterm birth, low birth weight, or congenital anomalies.

Are there any studies on Metronidazole during pregnancy?

Methods: Studies investigating the association between gestational use of oral metronidazole on human subjects and the risk of preterm birth or/and birth defects were systematically retrieved from MEDLINE and EMBASE databases. We selected studies published in English or French between 1964 and 2012.

Are there any side effects to taking metronidazole?

We would not expect any problems for your baby caused by the father taking metronidazole before or around the time you became pregnant. Consumption of even tiny amounts of alcohol while taking metronidazole can result in unpleasant side effects including nausea, vomiting, flushing of the skin, increased heart rate and shortness of breath.

When is the best time to take metronidazole?

When deciding whether or not to take metronidazole during pregnancy it is important to weigh up how necessary this is to your health against the possible risks to you or your baby, some of which will depend on how many weeks pregnant you are. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide what is right for you and your baby.

What happens to breast milk after taking metronidazole?

Amounts in breast milk would be lower with vaginal or topical use by the mother. After a breastfeeding mother has taken metronidazole, the infant may experience loose stools, especially when the drug is given directly into a vein (intravenously).

Is it safe to use metronidazole in pregnancy?

Metronidazole can sometimes be used during pregnancy, and the chance of any risk to the health of the baby is unlikely, however any decision to take medicines during pregnancy should weigh up the possible risks and benefits. It should never be used during the first trimester of a pregnancy.

Can you use metronidazole gel while pregnant?

Metronidazole vaginal gel is a pregnancy Category B medication, which means that it is probably safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown (see MetroGel-Vaginal and Pregnancy for more information).

Can I take amoxicillin While I’m Pregnant?

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin family of antibiotics. Some antibiotics are safe to take during pregnancy, while others are not. Amoxicillin is considered a pregnancy category B drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That means it’s considered safe to take while pregnant .

Is Flagyl safe during pregnancy?

In brief: Yes. Yes, Metronidazole (flagyl) is safe and it is the preferred treatment for bacterial vaginosis (bv) while pregnant. Years ago, lab studies suggested that Flagyl could cause genetic mutations.