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Am pregnant, have UTI. Done urine test. Is Cefalexin safe for unborn baby?

hello sir/maam, i am 36 and 3 days pregnant now and i have an UTI .. last week the result of my urine is wbc 20-30 hpf i go to the doctor and she prescribed me 20pcs. of cefalexin 500mg which i take 3x a day, but i already took more than 20pcs. of cefalexin i thought is 22pcs, is safe for my baby?? and this week the result of my urine is 30-40 hpf...what should i do??
Asked On : Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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Thanks for query,
As the result of your urine report doesn't change after taking so may cephalexin doesn't work or developed resistance.
Have you any other symptoms of UTI except report shows pus cells only?Some times pregnancy also causes mild infection leads to presence of pus cells in urine.
You should go for culture sensitivity report to identify bacteria.
Cephalexin has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity or teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. However, the drug has been used in various stages of pregnancy without evidence of fetal harm. Cephalexin should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.
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