Certain UTI Medications May Raise Risk Of Birth Defects, Officials Warn

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(CBS News) — Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be problematic for pregnant women and their babies, but so can two antibiotics used to treat these infections, U.S. health officials warn. The antibiotics — trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) and nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) — have been linked to a small risk for birth defects in pregnant women when given in the first trimester. Despite the risk, many pregnant women are still getting these antibiotics, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Birth defects […]
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Certain UTI Medications May Raise Risk Of Birth Defects, Officials Warn

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