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If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Sulfatrim Pediatric?

Iris Rodriguez-Johnson, MD
Pediatrics
Sulfatrim Pediatric, also known as Bactrim, is a class C/D drug meaning that it is unsafe to give to pregnant women especially during term pregnancy. The Sulfatrim crosses the placenta to the fetus and may cause kernicterus or high levels of bilirubin causing damage to the brain when the baby is born.

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