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Can I take antiviral drugs for herpes during pregnancy?

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If you take antiviral drugs to treat herpes, either daily or occasionally for outbreaks, ask your doctor whether you should take the drugs during pregnancy. The answer isn't set in stone: You and your doctor should discuss the risks and benefits to decide what's best for you and your baby.

From: Genital Herpes Medications Chart WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  CDC: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2002:" .
http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/default.htm

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 08, 2016

SOURCE:  CDC: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2002:" .
http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/default.htm

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 08, 2016

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