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Old 02-05-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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My sister has been having regular problems throughout her current pregnancy. It was determined today that the cause has been from contracting e. coli. She's due in about 6 weeks. She was prescribed Nitrofurantoin mono/mac 100MG capsules. The pharmacist absolutely does not want to fill the prescription for her, saying it will affect the baby. Does anyone know any natural treatments she could use instead?

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Honestly, Nitrofurantoin is only FDA pregnancy category B. From Drugs.com: "Nitrofurantoin is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby, unless it is used during the last 2 to 4 weeks of pregnancy." I would tend to trust the doctor over the pharmacist.

I had severe tailbone pain with my DD and was prescribed Vicodin. I had the pharmacist refuse to fill it since she said it would affect the baby. I checked back with my doctor and then went to another pharmacy and they filled it without a question. I'm wondering if your sister just saw an uninformed pharmacist.
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It can cause hyperbilirubinemia in the baby if given close to delivery. I had a kidney infection 3ish weeks ago and my midwife said she absolutely didn't want me on it anywhere near term because of the risk to the baby.
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It can cause hyperbilirubinemia in the baby if given close to delivery. I had a kidney infection 3ish weeks ago and my midwife said she absolutely didn't want me on it anywhere near term because of the risk to the baby.
Very good information, thanks.
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