Which antibiotics are safe during pregnancy

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Antibiotics are often prescribed during pregnancy. However, you must choose the specific type of medication carefully. Some antibiotics are safe to take during pregnancy, while some others are not. Safety depends on different factors, like the type of antibiotic, how long and when in your pregnancy you take the antibiotic, the amount you are taking, and the possible side effects the antibiotic might have on your pregnancy.
Few antibiotics that are considered safe during pregnancy are:
Clindamycin ( Cleocin, Clindagel, Celinda-Derm)
Cephalosporins, including cephalexin ( Keflex) and cefaclor
Penicillins, including ampicillin and amoxicillin ( Amoxil)
Certain other antibiotics are said to pose risks during pregnancy; for example, sulfonamides are usually avoided during the first trimester and near the delivery time because sulfonamides might pose a risk of jaundice, cleft lip, or palate, and heart conditions. Tetracyclines may affect bone development or discolor a developing fetus’s teeth. Tetracyclines must not be used after the fifth week of pregnancy.

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