Hi, I have been diagnosed with a urinary infection whilst 24 weeks pregnant. The GP prescribed one 500mg capsule of Amoxicillin 3 times daily - im sure he would not have given me Amoxicillin if not safe during pregnancy, however I am a bit concerned about the high dosage. Appreciated if anyone could comment on this or has had any experience with Amoxicillin. Many thanks!
Amoxicillin has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA.
Animal studies using 10 times the human dose have failed to reveal any evidence of teratogenicity (no effect on growth or development of baby). Although no controlled data in human pregnancy are available, literature reports of adverse fetal effects are lacking.
Amoxicillin is only recommended during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.
Read more: https://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/amoxicillin.html#ixzz0xTVHwq4K
The risk is low compared to leaving a urinary tract infection untreated during pregnancy.
The dose of amoxicillin your doctor has prescribed is not high.
- Amoxicillin Information for Consumers
- Amoxicillin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amoxicillin (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 28 Aug 2009 • 1 answer
Posted 21 Dec 2009 • 2 answers
Posted 22 Aug 2011 • 3 answers
A boy has been prescribed Amoxicillin for his ear infection. It is in the liquid form. I've started?
Posted 25 Oct 2014 • 1 answer
Posted 6 Jul 2016 • 1 answer