Aug 21, 2000
DEAR DR. COHEN,
IS IT TRUE THAT IF A PREGNANT WOMAN TAKES ANTIBIOTICS COMBINED WITH ANTI VIRAL DRUGS REJECTION/NATURAL ABORTION IS PROVOKED?
SHOULD A PAUSE BE RECOMMENDED WHILE TAKING ANTIBIOTICS?
THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY
Response from Dr. Cohen
DEAR WORRIED -
ABSOLUTELY No info that I know of suggests that antibiotics plus antivirals increases the risk of a miscarriage. So there is no reason at all to suggest that someone stop antivirals while pregnant when also taking antibiotics. You might ask whoever told you this how they heard this -- and track it down -- since whoever is spreading this one might be doing some damage to whoever believes it.
Hope that clarifies.
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