Limit the use of antibiotic drugs during pregnancy

Pregnant women should limit their consumption of drugs, particularly antibiotics that can harm fetal growth and development. The most crucial period to watch is during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Quinolone antibiotic drug class of pregnant women must be avoided because the potential to cause disability. "This antibiotic works to inhibit the formation of the cell nucleus. When consumed during pregnancy can cause fetal bone growth," said dr.Tonny Loho, a specialist in clinical pathology from the RSCM Jakarta.

Bone disorder that is often experienced by babies as a result of this antibiotic is the disruption of bone growth so that children at risk for short. Another risk is not to close the plague back (spina bifida).

Tony explains, the early period of pregnancy is important because it occurs during the formation of organs and fetuses are particularly vulnerable to what is consumed by his mother.

"Unfortunately, most women realize her pregnancy after 2-4 weeks after conception so that they feel are still free to take medicine," said the lecturer of the Department of Clinical Pathology divisions infection Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia in the seminar Current Treatment of Infection Cases in order to celebrate the anniversary of the Pondok Indah Hospital which to-21 in Jakarta some time ago.

To prevent the adverse effects of drug consumption-obotan, Tonny suggested that every woman who was planning to become pregnant tell your doctor if you get a prescription drug.

Quinolone class of antibiotics, among others spirofloksasin, ofloxacin, moxifloxacin, or levofloxacin. Usually to treat urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal infections, lower respiratory tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, as well as soft tissue and bone infections.

In addition to pregnant women, infants and children is also not advisable to get this antibiotic. "At least until the teen-age children because usually at this age their bones are growing up. In infants and children, antibiotics are only given if other drugs are ineffective," he explained.