Placental transfer of metronidazole in the first trimester of pregnancy.


Concentrations of metronidazole and its hydroxy metabolite (I) were determined by a specific chromatographic method in blood, placenta and fetus from 10 women receiving oral metronidazole prior to legal first trimester abortion. In one woman given 2 g of metronidazole 9 hours before abortion, placenta and plasma levels were 6.6 micrograms/g and 13.4… (More)


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