|Antibiotics and Pregnancy|
Antibiotics are another class of drug that, if taken during
pregnancy, can cause problems. Different antibiotics cause different problems.
Penicillins , cephalosporins and erythromycin
are considered the antibiotics of choice during pregnancy, with wide safe
Aminoglycosides , sulfonamides ,
and metronidazole are not contraindicated
during pregnancy and can be used when indicated.
Quinolones were blamed for causing arthropathy in children but
are not . However,
they should be probably avoided during pregnancy, and future studies will
shed light on their effect on cartilage formation.
Perhaps the only antibiotics that should be avoided during
second and third trimester are tetracyclines
due to their effects on teeth and bone, although no teratogenicity was
shown to occur with these drugs.
The information in this page is presented in summarised form and has been taken
from the following source(s):
Motherisk, The Hospital for Sick Children:
(def;articles & more)