Amoxicillin in pregnancy
If possible, treatment with amoxicillin and clavulanic acid should be avoided during pregnancy for safety reasons. The combination of active ingredients can enter the baby’s bloodstream via the placenta. However, if therapy is unavoidable, it should be expressly ordered by a doctor and checked regularly.
There are no better tested alternatives to antibacterial treatment during pregnancy. Various studies and investigations have not yet been able to prove any harmful effect of the drug on the unborn child. Especially in the first two thirds of the pregnancy no effect of the drug on the baby could be proven. In very rare cases, however, there have been isolated cases of sometimes severe intestinal inflammation of the baby when the drug was used shortly before birth.