Is it safe to take doxycycline while pregnant?

Is it safe to take doxycycline while pregnant?

Doxycycline and pregnancy Doxycycline is not recommended during pregnancy. It can affect tooth and bone development in your baby. Talk to your doctor about taking a different antibiotic.

What pregnancy category is doxycycline?

Relative Risk of Human Teratogenic Risk Associated with Antibiotic Use in Pregnancy and Lactation

Antibiotic Teratogenicity risk/data available FDA Pregnancy Category
Doxycycline (Vibramycin) Unlikely/fair D
Gentamicin Undetermined/limited C
Levofloxacin (Levaquin) Unlikely/fair C
Penicillin G None/good B

Is doxycycline a teratogen?

Tetracyclines are teratogenic; use in pregnancy is associated with neural tube defects, cleft palate and other congenital abnormalities. THEY SHOULD NOT BE USED. However for Doxycycline there is no evidence that it is teratogenic and an increasing body of evidence to suggest that it is not teratogenic.

When should I stop taking doxycycline when pregnant?

Doxycycline Pregnancy Warnings. AU: Tetracyclines are considered safe for use during the first 18 weeks of pregnancy (16 weeks postconception); use should be avoided during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

Which antibiotics are safe in pregnancy?

Here’s a sampling of antibiotics generally considered safe during pregnancy:

  • Penicillins, including amoxicillin (Amoxil, Larotid) and ampicillin.
  • Cephalosporins, including cefaclor and cephalexin (Keflex)
  • Clindamycin (Cleocin, Clinda-Derm, Clindagel)

Is Dicloxacillin safe in pregnancy?

Dicloxacillin has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancies. Dicloxacillin should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

What is a Class C pregnancy drug?

Category C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. Example drugs: gabapentin, amlodipine, trazodone.

Can Doxy pills cause miscarriage?

A single study found that pregnant women taking doxycycline or minocycline may have a higher chance of miscarriage compared to women taking other types of antibiotic.

Can doxycycline cause abortion?

Can doxycycline cause miscarriage in early pregnancy?

What are Category B antibiotics?

The antibiotics listed as Category B include Penicillin, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Cloxacillin, Flucloxacillin, Cephalexin, Cefradine, Cefuroxime, Cefixime, Cefpodoxime, Cefotaxime, Ceftriaxone, Azithromycin, Erythromycin, Clotrimazole, Metronidazoles and Naproxen.

How long after doxycycline can I get pregnant?

You must not have sex for 7 days after starting treatment. If a partner is also being treated, you must not have sex until their 7 days is also complete. This means no sex even with a condom, and no oral sex. In some people Doxycycline can cause extra sensitivity to the effects of the sun (or sunlamps).

Can doxycycline cause birth defects?

A small number of studies have investigated possible links between taking tetracycline, doxycycline, and oxytetracycline in the first trimester and specific birth defects. Overall, the current evidence does not raise alarm that birth defects are caused by use of these tetracyclines in pregnancy.