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

Pregnant. Had malaria before pregnancy. Taken antibiotics for UTI, candid V3 inserts. Effect on baby?

Hi, I am twenty three years old and six and a half months pregnant. Before I knew I was pregnant I was diagnosed with malaria and was medicated, a few weeks later I discovered I was pregnant and during the urine test was diagnosed with UTI . I was given an injection , given some antibiotics to swallow and candid V3 inserts. I would like to know what effects these medications would have had on my baby.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  124
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
I believe the malaria in pregnancy was appropriately treated, that you receive your intermittent preventive treatment tablets and sleep under a mosquito net. For the UTI, there are antibiotics that are generally safe in pregnancy in treating UTIs. Dangerous antibiotics generally used in treating UTIs in non pregnant persons, which could be dangerous in pregnancy include Quinolones (cirpofloxacin) and Bactrim. If you are taking others, better you consult your treating physician to know whether they are safe or not.
Candid V3 is to treat vaginal candidoses and is relatively safe in pregnancy.
Consulting your physician to know the safety of the other antibiotic taken for the UTI is, in my opinion, a reasonable option. Thanks and hope this helps,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

3 Doctors agree with this answer

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