I am a healthy 36 y/o female with a history of allergies living in FL, 5 months pregnant. My symptoms are: productive cough, low grade fever, body aches (neck and upper back, shoulders), swollen anterior cervical glands R>L, throat pain L>R, fatigue, sinus pressure with pain when I bend over. No chills, wheezing or belief that it is in my chest. I have had both flu shots. I work in the hospital as a P.T. I am taking Mucinex and Sudafed in the AM, Benadryl when I go to sleep. My OB started me on Amox 500mg TID 2 days ago. She did not do an exam, palpate or auscultate. My secretions have decr, but otherwise not better. Should I see my PCP or ride this Abx course? This started 3-4 weeks ago, saw a PCP then, did not take Abx and it got a little better, but now is a lot worse.
I am not sure where your info comes from. I have had 3 PCP/Internal Mediciine doctors and 1 OB doctor who told me that amoxicillian is the safest antibiotic to give during pregnancy. Also, I had a high risk OB look up guifenesin (which is what Mucinex is) and said that it was fine to take.
In case you are referring to extended release amox, I am taking 500mg, 3x per day. It is a Group B drug, althoug the high risk OB says he doesn't like to narrowly go by those ratings. He reads the research himself when looking up a drug.
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