Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits. a risk that it may harm the growth of babies Have phoned the ward, but they are having problems pinning anyone down to answer this for me: is it safe to ignore that warning? Do I presume my consultant has used this in Pregnancy and Pain Cipro and Infection Pregnancy and Miscarriage Cipro and Pain Pregnancy and Menstrual Period Issues Cipro and UTI Pregnancy and Spotting Cipro and Flagyl Pregnancy and Worried Cipro and Levaquin Treato does not review third-party posts for accuracy of any kind, including for medical diagnosis or treatments, or events in general. Treato does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Usage of the website does not substitute professional medical advice. In every pregnancy, a woman starts out with a 3-5% chance of having a baby with a birth defect. This sheet talks about whether exposure to ciprofloxacin may increase the risk for birth defects over that background risk. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your health care provider. Most studies did not find an increased chance for birth defects when women took ciprofloxacin or other quinolone antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy. Because these studies included women taking ciprofloxacin for only five to seven days, the effects of long-term use are not well known. However, there was not an increased chance for birth defects in a small number of babies exposed to longer periods of use. There does not seem to be an increased chance for harmful effects on the baby if ciprofloxacin is taken later in pregnancy. While not likely to affect a pregnancy, ciprofloxacin has been associated with joint pain and, rarely, tendon rupture in the person taking the medication. Any joint pain due to ciprofloxacin typically goes away after stopping the medication.
It is not typically recommended to take ciprofloxacin while pregnant although I have seen some doctors prescribe it for them. It is classified as FDA pregnancy risk category C, meaning that the risks are relatively unknown in pregnant patients as there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. It IS known that cipro crosses the placenta so your unborn baby will be exposed to the drug. While there has not been well-controlled studies in women, there have been some reviews done. An expert review of published data examined the effect of ciprofloxacin in women exposed to the drug during the first trimester found that ciprofloxacin during pregnancy is not likely to cause teratogenic effects. The data however was deemed insufficient to conclude that there was no risk. Two other studies followed women exposed to fluoroquinolones (of which cipro is a part of) during pregnancy. I will quote something I found on the internet: "Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and the other quinolone antibiotics (ofloxacin, etc) are contraindicated in pregnancy for theoretical reasons because of their effects on ADOLESCENT dogs' cartilage (i.e., joint problems). There has never been an adverse effect on HUMANS like this, to my knowledge, and no problems in pregnancy that I am aware of. We still advise against their use in pregnancy, but only for theoretical reasons. my age is 28,i am suffering frm hypothyroidism since 2yrs,(my cycles r irregular since puberty,may be undiagnosed hypo frm then)and on regular medication,100micrograms,i was diagnosed bilateral PCOD 6mnts back,even on medication my cycles r 40 daycycles. i had unprotected sex with my husband since TSH levels r flucuting ,my endocrinolist told me to increase/decrease last 1wk i.e (25th day of my cycle) im suffering frm bilateral mastalgia,including tender armpits. A few months before my 2nd pregnancy I went to Guatemala, got a bacterial infection and took ciprofloxacin. (It's the same stuff they give you if you come in contact with Anthrax! When I got pregnant a couple of months later and was craving milk - I was getting sicker and sicker.
The pregnancy exposure registry is new. Information is still being collected about different kinds of medication and their possible effects on pregnant and breastfeeding individuals. Urinary tract infections during pregnancy can lead to serious consequences if left untreated. Antibiotics commonly used for this condition have not been found to be associated with an increased risk of birth defects when used during pregnancy.