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I'm a UK resident currently on holiday in Vietnam - flying

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I'm a UK resident currently on holiday in Vietnam - flying back tomorrow. I've had what feels like medium bad cystitis today - the need to frequently pass urine along with a stinging sensation. I also have a tender stomach and lower back pains, although that could be related to something I've eaten. I went to a pharmacy here and they gave me the antibiotic cefuroxime without a prescription. They recommend 250g morning and night. As the tablets haven't been prescribed by a doctor, I'd be very grateful to receive any advice on whether I should take these - I have a very long flight home tomorrow so am keen to start trying to clear it now!
In the last two weeks, I started trying to conceive so there's a chance I could be less than a month pregnant.
Many thanks.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes you should take these tablets

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Cefuroxime is even safe in pregnancy.

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So even if you do get pregnant or are pregnant while taking this, you will be fine taking this.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Sorry, I just wanted to clarify,250g every morning and 250g every night until I've had the 10 tablet course (so for five days)? Thanks
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Yes that is absolutely right.