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What causes UTI during 8th month of pregnancy?

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Dr. Sameer Kumar

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Posted on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 in Pregnancy
Question: I m 8 months pregnant. Having UTI with 3-4 pus cells/hpf. Doc prescribed me to take NIFTAS 100 mg, twice daily for one week. Is it safe during this third trimester?
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes , its safe.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
iN CASE OF pregnancy with UTI, the safest medicine is NITROFURANTOIN ( NIFTAS) 100mg thrice a day for 7 days and then once a day till delivery. Ideally a urine culture , sensitivity testing should be done before starting the drug to learn the sensitivity pattern as well for the drug.
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