A Safe Drug To Treat Toothache During 9 Months Pregnancy?

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Hello doc, I’m dhasy … I want to ask the danger of pregnant women taking the drug mefenamic acid and amoxillin together? Because I have a toothache My content has been 37 weeks. What medicine is good for the womb when pregnant women get a toothache? Thank you.

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Good morning Dhasy, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. For pregnant women, it is true that we should not take drugs carelessly, because not all drugs that are safe for a woman before she is pregnant, are also safe when she is pregnant.


An example is the drug you mentioned, namely mefenamic acid. According to the drug safety class, which is classified as A, B, C, D, and X, in which A is the safest for pregnant women and X is absolutely unsafe for pregnant women, mefenamic acid is in category D when talking about pregnant women in trimester 3 and before delivery. So there is already positive evidence that this drug has a risk to the fetus. However, it is still permissible to use, if the doctor considers that the benefits outweigh the risks, for example to overcome life-threatening situations.


In your case, dental pain is certainly not life-threatening, so you should not use this medication for your problem. For amoxicillin itself class B, so it can still be considered safe. But regardless of whether you are pregnant or not, amoxicillin which is an antibiotic cannot be used just like that without the advice and supervision of a doctor. Taking it is also different from other drugs. Therefore, for your condition, the best advice is to consult yourself directly to the obstetrician and dentist, to find out the best treatment that also involves consideration of your pregnancy.


For now, do not take the two drugs if you have not checked yourself, and reduce pain by rinsing with warm salt water, applying clove oil to the teeth, and cold compressing the painful cheek area. So, hopefully answering your question.

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