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Antibiotics in pregnancy: when and how to take them

pregnancy and medications

The possible use of antibiotics during pregnancy is a fairly common problem. Let’s find out if and when it is advisable to take them.

When pregnant, one of the main concerns is not to harm the fetus. For this reason, the use of drugs and antibiotics during pregnancy is always seen as a difficult problem to solve. If on the one hand you always hope to be able to get well again as soon as possible, on the other you are afraid of making the wrong choice . So let’s try to understand how it is best to move in this delicate situation and what is considered correct to do regarding the use of antibiotics.

Antibiotics in pregnancy: what is good to know

In general, the use of drugs and antibiotics while pregnant is not recommended due to the side effects they can have on the unborn child .

pregnancy and medications
pregnancy and medications

Nonetheless, there are very heavy influences that, getting worse, can in turn turn out to be a problem to worry about. In these cases, and always only on the advice of the attending physician, there are some drugs recommended by Aifa .

As for the question of whether to take the antibiotic during pregnancy, then, the answer is yes. However, this is to be considered only when it represents the only way to heal a flu state that shows no sign of passing in any other way.

What antibiotics in pregnancy? Here are the recommended ones

The choice of antibiotics to take during pregnancy should always be taken with your doctor, starting from the problem you have and the type of principle you need to treat the infection. That said, there is a constantly updated list by AIFA that includes antibiotics that can be considered less heavy than others.

Among these are amoxicillin , ampicillin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, clindamycin and azithromycin, all useful for bacterial infections. In case of problems such as vaginitis, teeth to be treated or intestinal diseases, amoxicillin, ampicillin and clindamycin are instead useful.

Obviously, these are always antibiotics, which will therefore be taken only if strictly necessary and only after consulting with the doctor who, in case of flu during pregnancy or infection, will monitor the progress of the treatment to decide from time to time how to proceed. .

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