Use certain antibiotics dangerous during pregnancy

Use certain antibiotics dangerous during pregnancy

The use of certain types of antibiotics during pregnancy may risk birth defects increase. It is mainly the so-called quinolone antibiotics that should be avoided.

This is evident from a large-scale Canadian study published in The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Researchers from the university of Montreal investigated 139.938 mothers who have given birth between 1998 and 2008. One of them was the use of antibiotics during the first twelve weeks of the pregnancy maintained. Then looked at abnormalities in the child that emerged in the first year of life.


The researchers conclude that not all types of antibiotics are harmful. It is especially the so-called quinolone antibiotics which may result in variations to and during pregnancy. So would the antibiotics ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin can damage the cardiovascular system and possible heart abnormalities may result.

The use of antibiotics during pregnancy is, however, not always avoidable. Consequently, the researchers emphasize that the relationship is not for all antibiotics.

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