Medical Questions > Pregnancy Forum > Pregnancy Forum

Meds for strep throat harmful for pregnancy?

User Profile
I am about 2/3 weeks pregnant and I have strep throat. My doctor gave me 14 pills of 875 mg of antibiotics , 30 pills of 600 mg of ibuprofen, and 3 pills of 50 mg if steroids. I want to know if I should keep taking them or are they too harmful for the baby?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied March 26th, 2014
Pregnancy Answer A46382
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Few antibiotics are safe to be used during pregnancy. If your treating doctor/gynecologist knows about your pregnancy he/she would have prescribed you safe drugs/medication. But if you have not disclosed about your pregnancy avoid taking the medication and visit your treating doctor/gynecologist for change of prescription. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
Must Read
What happens during labor? What do contractions feel like? And how do I know that labor has begun? Read on to learn about birthing basics....
Signs of labor occur after 36 weeks of pregnancy. Learn about the difference between real and false contractions. Plus, we outline signs of delivery complicati...
Almost all women worry about the pain of childbirth. Preparing for childbirth includes thinking about how you'd like to cope with the pain of labor. Read on for...
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Pregnancy , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.