Pregnant Women Still Getting UTI Meds Linked to Birth Defects

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be problematic for pregnant women and their babies, but so can two antibiotics used to treat these infections, U.S. health officials warn. The antibiotics — trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) and nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) — have been linked to a small risk for birth defects in pregnant…

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