Posted by: Sandy | 2009/01/27

Ciprofloxacin and pregnancy

Hi there

I have just recoverd from a bad case of tonsillitis. The doctor prescribed amoxicillin (Amoclan 1g) initially, but this had no effect so I was put on Ciprofloxacin 500mg as it became worse. I am late with my period and am worried that I might be pregnant. I have heard that antibiotics can have a very negative impact on the development of the fetus. I understand that I would have to confirm that I am pregnant first, but as we are not near a doctor at present, I would just like to get some more informartion.

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There have been some reports of joint problems in animals with this antibiotic, but no real substantial problems in humans, though there is not a great deal of data. Do a pregnancy test before worrying any further.

Best wishes

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