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Antibiotics and Pregnancy

I have a sinus infection and my family doctor told me that the safest thing i could take is amoxicillin and i am taking it and i have been coughing and bringing stuff up tmi sorry my husband is just scared about it having an affect on the baby. I am 29 weeks along.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:29 AM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • It won't hurt the baby. I've been on a z-pack since i've gotten prego, will be 20 weeks friday... And I'll be starting a steroid pack tomorrow becaus I'm covered from head to toe in poison ivy. :( I don't like taking medicines while i'm pregnant, but if it's going to prevent a problem from developing for the baby, then it's worth it.

    Answer by Amy75972 at 9:32 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • noit going to hurt the baby, you wouldn't be on it otherwise

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:42 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I've had sinus infections chronically most my life so pregnancy was no different. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to what you're taking (and like 100 other things) so I just have to deal with it. Having the sinus infection isn't going to hurt the baby, even if it will wear you out. A site like this will tell you what pregnancy drug class your medication is in Amoxicillin is class B. That's fine to take. If you still don't feel ok about it, there is something called a Neti Pot that uses water to clear your sinuses. I've never tried it but my aunts have and swear by it.

    Answer by mrs_pulley at 9:56 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I just got over being really sick, and i was on Amox for 6 days and wasnt getting any better, so i went back and they put me on Omiceph. And they know i am 9 weeks. My OB has also told me i am safe! Your fine!

    Answer by babymaddy at 12:04 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

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