Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Use of ornidazole during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2270 Questions
User :   I was taking Ornidazole during the 3rd - 4th week of my pregnancy (before realizing I was pregnant.) What are the risks for my baby? I know Ornidazole is not supposed to be used during the first trimester.
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   I m Dr XXXX here
User :   Hi, Can you tell me if there are any genetic abnormalities with this?
Doctor :   May i know your age please ?
User :   35
User :   I was taking it for stomach problems.
User :   I am now 5 weeks according to the doctor.
Doctor :   For how long ?
Doctor :   were you on the medication?
User :   One week
Doctor :   What dose ?
User :   Or ten days actually. just a minute let me find out. I'm not sure I have the bottle anymore
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   well let me explain you the medical guidelines
Doctor :   Yes this drug is not to be taken if you are pregnant
Doctor :   BUT
Doctor :   at the same time
Doctor :   potential benefit may warrant use of the drug in pregnant woman despite potential risks.
Doctor :   so its not that harmful
User :   Ok I was wrong. I was on it for 5 days two pills in the morning two pills in the evening.
Doctor :   did you told your gynecologist about it?
User :   I am not sure of the dosage in MG
User :   I can't get in touch with her
User :   I'm just worried now. I read this and it scared me
User :   So I thought I'd try this service in the meantime
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   like i said its rare at that doses
User :   I believe the dosage was 500 mg total per day
Doctor :   long term effects are rare for a short term course
User :   Ok well I gueess that is it...thanks
Doctor :   as i have data to prove that its not COMPLETELY BANNED in pregnancy
Doctor :   so you should be fine still please do discuss with your gynecologist
User :   Ok goodbye
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye
Question is related to
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor