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jennifermb posted:
I'm 11 weeks pregnant and I'm high risk. I have UTI and my doctor prescribed bactrim ds. I read on line it's a category c medicine for pregnancy. I'm worried it sound like it is really not safe to take.Though the doctors office told me it was safe when they called me. From what I read online it hasn't been tested on pregnant women so they aren't sure what it will do. I went through IVF to get pregnant and just worried about harming the baby. Thank you
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FrenchBulldogMom responded:
My high-risk OB told me that most drugs are class C because no one wants to do trials on pregnant women. I had a UTI during my first trimester and they gave me Macrobid, which is Class B. If they have assured you that it's safe, then I wouldn't worry. The infection is probably riskier than the medicine.

Congratulations on your pregnancy! My husband and I did IVF and we know exactly how you feel. We were on pins and needles for the first 12 weeks.
 
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robertirwing responded:
I took Bactrim for my UTI recently. The nurse said the anti-biotic wouldn't have any effects on the baby but if they UTI stayed around it would cause pre-term labor. I'm assuming the benefits out-weight the negatives. I don't think your doctor would have prescribed you something unsafe for your baby.
 
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snoozantownsend responded:
Hey Jennifer! I had to take macrobid for a UTI during my first trimesterand I called Mother To Baby bc I was also worried about the different classes of drugs the FDA has because it was either a B or C. Anyways they totally explained it all and the class it was in just meant it didn't have trials on pregnant women but it was still safe to take. If you ever have any questions you should call them! Their number is 800-733-4727
 
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tammyhiles responded:
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of congenital malformations, particularly neural tube defects, cardiovascular malformations, urinary tract defects, oral clefts, and club foot. If bactrim is used during pregnancy , or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be advised of the potential hazards to the fetus.


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