Can metronidazole be used to treat trichomoniasis during pregnancy?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Metronidazole crosses the placenta in pregnancy and is considered a pregnancy Class B agent by the FDA. A number of clinical trials and meta-analyses have not shown it to have teratogenic effects. [122, 123]


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