Pregnancy - is it safe to take ceftriaxone during pregnancy?
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on April 6, 2023.
I am 23 years old and pregnant in the 4th month. My doctor prescribed me ceftriaxone after I had taken Amoxil for 7 days for a kidney infection. Is my baby safe?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers ceftriaxone a pregnancy Category B medicine, which means that it has not been studied in pregnant women. However, when studied in pregnant animals, ceftriaxone showed no negative effects on unborn babies.
A pregnancy Category B medicine may be given to a pregnant woman if the health care provider believes that the benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
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