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Is Azithromycin safe for pregnant women?

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Posted on Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Question: hello sir, I am Mrs. XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX a four month pregnant woman with a dry cough from last 20days.I have take thyrox-100mg as a thyroid patient.A recent esr blood lebel is 47mm in 1st hr with Hb-9.86 gm.please help me in this regard.XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Azithromycin is considered safe for pregnant women.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

I can understand your concern due to pregnancy.
I suggest my patient to take tablet azithromycin 500 mg once daily for three days.
It is expected to control infection.
Azithromycin is considered safe for pregnant women.FDA has put this drug in Category B.So,you can take it.

I presume you must be taking iron and folic acid supplementation.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar (10 hours later)
I have forgot to say that I HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THE MEDICINE MOXIKIND CV 625 M DAYS *2 TAB REFERRED BY DR. R N XXXXXXX FROM 29/3/15 TO 02/04/15 AND FROM03/04/15 I HAVE TAKEN WATER VAPOUR WITH KARVOL PLUS KAPSULES TWO TIMES DAILY BUT I DON'T FILL ANY IMPROVEMENT.PLEASE TELL IF I GO WITH AZITHROMYCIN OR NOT.IF NOT PLEASE TELL THE ALTERNATE MEDICINE.
READ MOXIKIND CV 625 5 DAYS*2TAB IN SPITE OF MOXIKIND M DAYS *2TAB IN MY EARLY REPLY.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I suggest to take tablet azithromycin.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

I suggest to take tablet azithromycin.Its coverage is wide and there is no harm in taking it.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is Azithromycin safe for pregnant women?

Brief Answer: Azithromycin is considered safe for pregnant women. Detailed Answer: Hello I can understand your concern due to pregnancy. I suggest my patient to take tablet azithromycin 500 mg once daily for three days. It is expected to control infection. Azithromycin is considered safe for pregnant women.FDA has put this drug in Category B.So,you can take it. I presume you must be taking iron and folic acid supplementation. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX