Weigh Pros and Cons of Antibiotic Options for UTI in Pregnancy

Patients will ask you which antibiotics are safe for treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) in pregnancy...due to media headlines.

A recent CDC report highlights that nitrofurantoin or TMP/SMX accounts for over 40% of Rxs to treat a UTI in the first trimester...and cautions about birth defects with these antibiotics.

But this doesn't mean these meds must always be avoided.

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