Posted by: S | 2003/12/03


I am 24 weeks pregnant, and have Gastroenteritis.

My gynae prescribed antibiotics, PURMYCIN.

My pharmacist said I should take 4 daily for 10 days.

Will this have any affect on my baby.

My gynae also prescribed IMMODIUM and SCOPEX.

Are these safe to use?

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Posted by: S | 2003/12/03


I cannot help but worry, whether the medication will affect my baby.

I took the scopex about thrice only when the cramps were severe, but did not use the Immodium.

I am feeling much better, so should I stop taking the antibiotics or should I complete the course.

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Posted by: Kate | 2003/12/03

I had gastro at about 12 weeks and again at 23 weeks and my doctor just gave me interflora and rehydrate. She has advised that I take interflora if I have an upset tummy but she didn't prescribe anything 'heavier' than that. Maybe it was because it wasn't an extreme case.

I hope you feel better.

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