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Pregnant suffer from UTI and enterococcus faecalis. Persisting infection despite taking medication. Is macrobid a safe medication?

Hi.i am 31 weeks pregnant and I have UTI enterococcus faecalis since 20 weeks of my pregnancy.there are no symptoms of my UTI, and I took keflax for a week and then V-pen for another week.none of them helped. I took test again and I still have this infection. Not sure if I have to take any antibiotic ?my urologist gave me augmentin , and my obgyn gave me macrobid . I read horror storie about macrobid,not sure what to take? Or may be I do not take anything and then have antibiotic IV during delivery? Plz help. Thanks a lot
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
As there is 31 weeks pregnancy, there is no problem taking some medicine on recommendation of your doctor.
Augmentin is better choice.
Macrobid ( Nitrofurantin ), now is not more used.
You continue with Augmentin as it is not advisable to have any infection during pregnancy.
Take plenty of water.
Keep local hygiene clean and healthy.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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