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Hi I Have A UTI And I'm Around 5 Weeks

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Posted on Sat, 28 Jan 2023
Question: Hi I have a UTI and I'm around 5 weeks pregnant,is it safe to take uricalm and 500ml of Cephalexin?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
These can be taken with caution or in limits under guidance of gynecologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have read your query.

Uricalm contains phenazopyridine (for relief of pain and burning during urination). It is considered category B drug for use during pregnancy. It means that studies have not been conducted in pregnant humans but its safety has been proven in animal studies. So take it only if needed.

Cefalexin is an antibiotic. It is also considered category B drug for use during pregnancy and should be taken only if its use has been proven in urine microscopy, culture and sensitivity test that bacteria is present in urine that is sensitive to this antibiotic.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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Hi I Have A UTI And I'm Around 5 Weeks

Brief Answer: These can be taken with caution or in limits under guidance of gynecologist Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have read your query. Uricalm contains phenazopyridine (for relief of pain and burning during urination). It is considered category B drug for use during pregnancy. It means that studies have not been conducted in pregnant humans but its safety has been proven in animal studies. So take it only if needed. Cefalexin is an antibiotic. It is also considered category B drug for use during pregnancy and should be taken only if its use has been proven in urine microscopy, culture and sensitivity test that bacteria is present in urine that is sensitive to this antibiotic. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee