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

Early pregnancy, diagnosed with typhoid, on ceftriaxone. Adverse effect on fetus and diet?

Hi Doctor, Actually, my wife has been diagonised with Typoid and she is 6 weeks pregnant. Currently she is on ceftriaxone 1 gm(IV). I would like to know any adverse impact on the fetus and how much time it takes to get cured of Typoid. And the specific diet during typoid and pregnancy. Appreciate your quick reply.
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  564
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Infertility Specialist 's  Response
Hello sir,
well you are little apprehensive whether ceftriaxone is safe in pregnancy. Though generally we avoid as much as drugs in first trimester as possible, since she is suffering from typhoid, she has to take it.Ceftriaxone is rated as a safe drug during pregnancy,so dont worry.Generally she has to take ceftriaxone for atleast 5 days after which she can be converted to safer oral alternatives like cefixime,for a total of 10 to 14 days.She would be asymptomatic after about 72 hrs of starting of drug therapy, though weakness may persist for about 2 weeks.I would advise her a hygienic diet henceforth since typhoid is transmitted by infected diet.To start with she should take light vegetarian diet initially without too much oil or spices.Good luck
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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