UTI in Pregnancy - Antibiotic Prescribing

Comments from Expert Advisory Committee

  • Send MSU for culture.
  • Nitrofurantion- should be avoided after 36 weeks due to risk of neonatal haemolysis.
  • Fosfomycin - Recommendation for use in pregnancy remains under review pending further evidence and safety data
  • Refer to local resistance patterns for empiric therapy where available and refer to MSU results. Amoxicillin resistance is common – only use if susceptibility data available.
  • Review empirical treatment with results of MSU culture and susceptibility.


utI pregnancy jan 28 2021__

*Seek specialist/microbiologist advice in case of penicillin allergy in pregnant patients

Patient Information

Safe Prescribing (visit the safe prescribing page)

Reviewed Jan 2021

antibiotics banner