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Can You Take Cystex While Pregnant?

FAQs Jackson Bowman July 20, 2022

If you are pregnant, you should not take this medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Taking an NSAID during the last 20 weeks of pregnancy can cause serious heart or kidney problems in the unborn baby and possible complications with your pregnancy.

What can I take for a UTI while pregnant?

Amoxicillin and cephalexin (Keflex) are usually the first-choice antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy. Other antibiotics might be used as second-choice options, but only at certain times during pregnancy. Some antibiotics aren’t safe at any point during pregnancy.

Can I take urinary pain relief while pregnant?

Over-the-counter treatments for UTI in pregnancy

It is not an antibiotic and does not kill bacteria or cure an infection. It is safe to use along with an antibiotic during pregnancy.

Can AZO be taken while pregnant?

FDA pregnancy category B. Azo-Standard is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Do not use Azo-Standard without a doctor’s advice if you are pregnant. It is not known whether phenazopyridine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby.

How can I treat a UTI while pregnant without antibiotics?

You can treat a UTI while pregnant without antibiotics by staying hydrated, drinking cranberry juice, and consuming ascorbic acid.

Can UTI cause miscarriage pregnancy?

It’s more dangerous to leave a UTI, as at its worst it can cause kidney issues and miscarriage”.

Can I take AZO Cranberry while pregnant?

It is not known whether Azo-Cranberry will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this product without medical advice if you are pregnant. Cranberry may pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this product without medical advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Can I take cranberry pills for UTI while pregnant?

Cranberries have been used for hundreds of years as both a food and a medicine, particularly for the help they offer in urinary-tract infection prevention. While pregnant women are at higher risk for UTIs, it may not be advisable to take cranberry in pill form during pregnancy.

Why do I keep getting UTIs while pregnant?

Pregnant women are more prone to UTIs because the growing fetus puts pressure on the bladder and the urinary tract, often trapping bacteria or causing urine to leak. Additionally, as early as six weeks gestation, most pregnant women experience urethral dilation causing the urethra to expand.

Can a UTI go away on its own?

Urologist Mark Perlmutter, M.D., says a UTI can go away on its own, but not every type of UTI and not every time. “Yes, a UTI could go away on its own, but some infections are different than others,” he says. “And if left untreated, it may linger longer.”

References:

  1. https://www.goodrx.com/conditions/urinary-tract-infection/antibiotics-uti-in-pregnancy
  2. https://www.goodrx.com/health-topic/parenthood-pregnancy/pregnancy-and-uti
  3. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/azo-standard.html
  4. https://www.medicinenet.com/treat_a_uti_while_pregnant_without_antibiotics/article.htm
  5. https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-019-2451-z
  6. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/azo-cranberry.html
  7. https://www.livestrong.com/article/489545-can-i-take-cranberry-pills-while-pregnant/
  8. https://austinurologyinstitute.com/blog/never-get-another-uti-while-pregnant/
  9. https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/en/HealthU/2021/09/13/can-a-uti-go-away-on-its-own

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