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Can Fam Physician. 2008 Jun;54(6):853-4.

Urinary tract infections in pregnancy.

Abstract

QUESTION:

My pregnant patients often present with urinary tract infections. Are the medications commonly used for the management of urinary tract infections safe to use during pregnancy?

ANSWER:

Existing data indicate that exposure to penicillins, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, nitrofurantoin, or phenazopyridine during pregnancy is not associated with increased risk of fetal malformations. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole should be avoided, if possible, during the first trimester of pregnancy because of the antifolate effect associated with neural tube defects.

PMID:
18556490
PMCID:
PMC2426978
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