Yes - The use of nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin) is contraindicated near term (38 to 42 weeks gestation) and during labor and delivery because of the potential for induction of hemolytic anemia in the neonate due to low levels of red cell glutathione in this population.
Check that your doctor is aware of this risk. (You could show him/her the link below)
http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/nitrofurantoin.html - there may be a safer alternative.
- Macrodantin Information for Consumers
- Macrodantin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Macrodantin (detailed)
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