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amoxicllin, gp said it was ok, but leaflet says avoid..

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ukfirestorm Sat 02-Feb-13 17:23:36

Is amoxicillin safe during pregnancy?

ilovepowerhoop Sat 02-Feb-13 19:30:59

does this help?

nhs says this:
Most medicines, in some way, can affect the development of a baby in the womb. The effect on the baby differs between medicines and also depends on the stage of pregnancy that you have reached when you take the medicine.
In the case of Amoxicillin trihydrate:

you should only take this medicine during pregnancy if your doctor thinks that you need it

this medicine may make oral contraceptive pills less effective. If this could affect you, it is important that you use effective non-hormonal contraception

You need to discuss your specific circumstances with your doctor to weigh up the overall risks and benefits of taking this medicine. You and your doctor can make a decision about whether you are going to take this medicine during pregnancy.

If the decision is that you should not have Amoxicillin trihydrate, then you should discuss whether there is an alternative medicine that you could take during pregnancy.

I was prescribed it by my very clued up doctor during pregnancy. She's a legend for pulling out her reference books and checking whether a medicine is alright during pregnancy/bfing... I trust her implicitly as I know she'd never take a chance prescribing something unless she's certain about its safety.

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