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    Default Doxycycline Antibiotic?

    Has anyone here taken the antibiotic Doxycycline when they were TTC or in the early stages of pregnancy? If so what did ur GP or ob say about the risks? It's a category D which worries me. I'm TTC atm and if I take it it would be in the two week wait before AF comes so I'm worried if I did get pregnant, would it affect my baby or the pregnancy at all?

    It's my first cycle TTC after a miscarriage so I'm extremely nervous about taking anything!

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    Did you discuss this with your doctor when it was prescribed? If not I would
    Go for another visit and discuss whether the benefits of taking it outweigh the risk to your possible pregnancy

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    If it's category D I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. There are antibiotics that are safe in pregnancy (category A or B1 - 3) so if I were you I'd go back and talk to your gp about it. As you said you don't know if you are pregnant so best err on the side of caution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybump08 View Post
    If it's category D I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. There are antibiotics that are safe in pregnancy (category A or B1 - 3) so if I were you I'd go back and talk to your gp about it. As you said you don't know if you are pregnant so best err on the side of caution.
    Yep this 😊

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    Agree with pp, don't get near anything Cat D.

    Eta- why are you taking it??
    Last edited by Ngaiz; 28-05-2013 at 16:17.

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    I agree with pp, my dr advised me to stop about 3 months before ttc which is what I did

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    I took it for the first 5 weeks of my first pregnancy as a malaria prophylaxis- I was doing aid work in PNG. She is a happy healthy 3 year old. Not that I recommend taking it but if you have and are now pregnant it's probably preferable to malaria

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulsParadigm View Post
    I agree with pp, my dr advised me to stop about 3 months before ttc which is what I did
    I was on it for acne and my dr took me off it a month before TTC as it isn't safe during pregnancy...

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    Definitely not safe for pregnancy or breast feeding, it has lots of long term effects on the baby

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    Thanks everyone. I agree and def don't want to take a cat D. However I looked into it a bit further and spoke to the medicine advisory line for pregnancy at the women's hospital and apparently it is only dangerous if you take it after 8 weeks or in the second trimester as it can stain the baby's teeth and affect their bones. The women's hospital said it is ok (or very minimal risk) to take while TTC as long as its not a long course & stopped before 8-12 weeks of pregnancy.

    I'm still unsure and don't really want to take it even tho they said its ok very early on. What would you do considering this information?

    It's prescribed for a possible infection, a ten day course.

    I also found out that a few FS/immunology specialists prescribe a 7 day course for women to take on day one of their cycle if they are getting certain fertility treatments. Maybe I should wait and see if I get AF and then take it? Fingers crossed AF doesn't come tho as of course I would much rather be pregnant!


 

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