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1st trimester pregnancy and penicillin

Patient: Is it safe to take penicillin during the first trimester of pregnancy to treat a bladder infection?

 

 

Doctor: Yes. Penicillin is a Pregnancy category B drug which means that it is relatively safe for use in pregnancy, even on the first trimester. I still suggest you ask for a doctor’s prescription before starting on any antibiotics, if you haven’t seen one yet. I do hope this helps and take care always.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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