Tetracycline: Safe during Pregnancy?

Is tetracycline dangerous during pregnancy?

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Tetracycline is contraindicated during pregnancy because it stains the enamel of the baby's teeth if used during development.

Try to find a safer alternative or discontinue all medications that are not very necessary during the time you are pregnant or at risk for pregnancy.

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