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Persisten Urinary Tract Infection

My  wife has had urinary tract infection since the begining of the pregnancy.Now she is 27 weeks and 3 days. Docotors always prescibed vitamin C until now. She doesnt have any systom. Her doctor wanted to prescribe Ceftin but she is alergic to penicilin and he prescribed trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Is this antibiotic safe during this time? anyone has had a previous treatment with this kind?

PLease any help or info would be helpfull

Thank you
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I'm not sure about that drug so I googled it to see what it says. Its listed as a category "C" drug, which my neurologist explained to me like this. Category "A" drugs are the safest during pregnancy,  as you go the B, C, D the safeness decrease.  I currently take a drug thats a category "C" but I also have to take  folic acid to offset any side effects.

I also found this:
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim may cause harm to the fetus. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim while you are pregnant. Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

With that said I would call my ob and ask what exactly the risk factors are. And if there is any other type of drug she can take. I guess as long as you, your wife, and doctor are comfortable with it then its fine.
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Thanks for the reply.I googled it too,and mostly it says that this drug should be avoided during first trimester and prelabor. I wanted to know if anyone has used this kind of treatment during this period (27 weeks). As i said before dctor wanted to prescribe zinacef which is a category "B" but my wife is alergyc to peniciline and zinaced is part of it. Doctor prescribed folic acid too with this drug to lower side effects.
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I have never had that drug, but I had a UTI that lasted 5 years. I was finally prescribed an antibiotic this September and I had to drink tea/water/SoBe/KoolAid like my life depended on it, but it's finally gone.
I THINK the medicine I had was called Keflex (I am fatally allergic to penicillin) and even though it was in the same drug family or some such thing as penicillin, it didn't give me any trouble.
I actually used a special cup of my own that has these red plastic sparkly things and its own push-down/flip-up straw so these drinks would be more appealing and I'd get more fluid in me.
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I was prescribed to take keflex my whole pregnancy since I had a UTI every time I went to the doctor and its been working wonders. Its safe during pregnancy and like I said it works. I would ask about it next time if the one she is on is a C drug.

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