Hey guys!! I was prescribed Amoxicillin (500mg, 3 times a day) by my dentist to treat a small infection in my gums. Has anyone taken this in pregnancy in this same dosage? It seems like a lot to take it 3X a day and that worries me. My doctor said Amoxicillin is perfectly safe but I forgot to ask her about the dosage...
I'm a pharmacy tech, and 500mg 3x is one of the most common, if not THE most common dosage we generally see. I wouldn't be too concerned, but I would definitely recommend speaking to your OB about something to take along with it because it can commonly cause yeast infections in women.
A couple of weeks ago I was prescribed 500mg 3x day for a bad chest infection. I did some googling and was reassured.
Baby has been wriggling alot recently since so hope that helps to reassure you.
I was expecting to be told 'you have a cold,dont be pathetic we cant give you anything' but the doctor was great and told me the risk of a severe infection (which is where I was heading)was far worse than an antibiotic that has been used extensively and safely for pregnant women (as long as there is no penicillin allergy risk).
Yes it did give me thrush which was treated with canesten cream. But tbh anything was better than the uncontrollable coughing/throwing up/weeing myself and fainting!!. The 'glowing' second trimester eh?!
I did the research and took the antibiotics.
any antibiotic can result in a yeast infection or thrush. when I got diagnosed with my UTI, they also swabbed me and turned out I also had a yeast infection on top of that. So they gave me a antibiotic to take on the first day, and after I was finished with my antibiotic for the UTI as it could cause a yeast infection/make one worse. Just keep an eye out!
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