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Iam 38 weeks pregnant and have a uti, my ob prescribed

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iam 38 weeks pregnant and have a uti, my ob prescribed macrobid, i've been reading that it is unsafe between 38-42 weeks, but my ob said the benefits outweigh the risks and i am allergic to penicillin. i have taken only one dose so far but i am scared for my baby. please help
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 8 years ago.
There is indeed a very rare but very serious complication that can occur with use of macrobid in the third trimester. However, there is also definitely a risk to having an untreated UTI in the third trimester. With your allergy to penicillin macrobid is the best choice. You need to trust your OB's judgment (or find another OB).
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