Post # 1
I’m wondering if anyone has taken amoxicillin during their pregnancy? I was prescribed 1500mg per day for three weeks tonight. I can’t decide if I should take it or not. Basically, I’ve been having a stiff neck and headache for the past few days. We have found several ticks in our house, on our dog, and my husband removed one from himself a few days ago and is currently on antibiotics. Lyme disease is really common in our area, so antibiotics are pretty much always prescribed for a tick bite. I haven’t found a tick on me, but the ticks that carry Lyme are so small many people don’t notice them. If I wasn’t pregnant I wouldn’t hesitate to take the meds.
The pharmacist told me it’s safe to take, but I am so paranoid about it. I am 6 weeks, 3 days pregnant, and do not want to harm the baby! Has anyone taken it and had a healthy baby?
Post # 3
It’s rated B on Epocrates, which means it’s likely safe during pregnancy. Weigh your risks and benefits; risks of Lyme disease to me personally way outweigh your risks of fetal harm. Lots of pregnant women I see have taken Amoxicillin during pregnancy =)
Post # 4
I would definitely trust the pharmacist and doctor over any answers you receive on a Weddingbee board. The professionals should have already weighed the risks and benefits before giving you the prescription.
Post # 5
I agree with the above…. you don’t trust your doctor and pharmacist, but you trust some random women from the internet?
I have dispensed amoxicillin to hundreds of pregnant women. It is fine. But I’m just a university educated and highly trained pharmacist, what do I know?
Post # 6
@pharmanda and @ColeandAmyT – If you read my post you will see I never stated I did not trust the pharmacist or MD. I was looking for feedback from women who have taken amoxicillin while pregnant and their experience. I clearly stated that I am being paranoid about it.
But thank you for the kind responses.
Post # 7
I took it while breastfeeding and if I had needed to take it while pregnant I would have. YOU need to be healthy to look after bubs