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Metronidazole medication during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   i'm about 14 weeks pregnant dr. prescribed metronizadole is it safe while ur pregnant
Doctor :  
Metronidazole is not a safer drug in pregnancy.
Doctor :  
You can better avoid it.
User :   so y would they prescibe me that
User :   they r the drs. they should know
User :   how can it affect my baby
Doctor :  
May i know the reason for starting the madication?
User :   they said i had trich
User :   i'm very upset at the situation im not dr. they should know wht they r doing
Doctor :  
There are no definitive study on the side effects of the medicine in adults during pregnancy.
User :   but how did u come to a conclusion that its not safe
Doctor :  
Yes but studies on animals have reports of developing congenital abnormalities.
Doctor :  
There were reports of preterm deliveries and low weight babies.

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