Effects Of Drugs During Pregnancy

Apart from illegal drugs like marijuana, methamphetamine, and cocaine, commercially available medicines like Caffeine and Tetracycline can also affect the fetus during pregnancy. These drugs can reach the baby through the placenta and cause severe congenital abnormalities.

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Can Rovamycin forte be taken during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 1 month pregnant. My doctor prescribed me Rovamycin forte as my rubella IgG came positive and IgM negative. Is it safe to take this medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Rovamycin is for toxoplasmosis. What is the report of toxoplasma? Your rubella test IgG came positive and IgM came negative. So, you have immunity against rubella and do not need any treatment. By the way, Rovamycin forte is safel...  Read Full »

What supplements should my pregnant wife take?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant. Her home pregnancy test kit showed the result as positive. Her last LMP was 7th of last month. What all supplements should she take now? Her age is 24.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My hearty congratulations to you and your wife. Your wife needs to get an ultrasound early pregnancy done preferably at 6 weeks (in your case by the 18th of this month) for localization of pregnancy and presence of cardiac activity. She also needs to get routine invest...  Read Full »

Is Infliximab a safe pregnancy drug?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am currently working in a hospital. I have been diagnosed with psoriatic spondyloarthropathy six years back. I had severe pain in the right SI joint. Currently, I am not taking medicines except NSAIDs. My MRI was done and it showed MRI joint inflammation. I was advis...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Infliximab is a pregnancy category B drug that is it has not shown till now any birth defects in babies in trials. So, it can be used if required. I would not recommend SI joint (sacroiliac joint) radiofrequency at this stage. I would recommend yo...  Read Full »

Is bleeding during pregnancy a side effect of Epilim?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 13 weeks pregnant. I am on 800 mg Epilim per day that is 400 mg in the morning and 400 mg at night. I have had threatened miscarriage and more spotting. Can Epilim cause bleeding in pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Epilim - Sodium valproate, although have many side effects, bleeding during pregnancy is not a known side effect. I mean to say that Epilim causing bleeding during pregnancy is just a remote possibility if any. I take this opportunity to inform you that Epilim should be a...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Ecospirin during third trimester of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is in the third trimester of pregnancy (30 weeks). Since 20 weeks of pregnancy, her gynecologist has advised her to take Ecospirin 75. She is regularly taking it since then. Her platelets count in the first trimester was 1.5 lakhs. However, in the third trimester, it reduces t...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem and I fully empathize with it. Please allow me to go through your reports to give you a detailed reply.  Read Full »

Can Prozac be taken during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on Prozac treatment for two months now for depression and anxiety. I am on the minimum dose (half a pill a day) and I am doing very well to this treatment. However, I just found out I am pregnant. My gynecologist says that I should stop Prozac immediately, but my psychiatrist says ke...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your good news and I went through your query. In my opinion you can continue with Prozac (Fluoxetine) in your case. There are no human studies conducted for Prozac, but animal studies have shown variable effects. There seems to be a mild increase in th...  Read Full »

What harm would growth hormone and Anavar do to fetus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old and I have been taking HGH and Anavar for six months for my training and weightlifting. I am also single and had no plans for ever getting pregnant but I am now 5 weeks pregnant and do not know a safe way to get off the GH. I was taking 4 IU a day. I am not sure if i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your pregnancy and on having escaped literally in the nick of time from the potential risks of Anavar. Anavar contains Oxandrolone, which is a male hormone derivative, if taken inadvertently during pregnancy, then it causes virilization (masculiniz...  Read Full »

Can injection Penidure LA be used during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Initially, my wife was having few joint pains in her knees and shoulder. Last year, she was diagnosed with high ASO level in blood with 800 (positive). At that time the medicine physician has prescribed her to inject Penidure LA12 (Benzathine Penicillin) injection at every interval of...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Injection Penidure LA (Benzathine penicillin) is a long acting Penicillin given to your wife for increased anti-streptolysin O (ASO) titer, to prevent inflammatory disorders. It is safe during pregnancy compared to other antibiotics. Since, she is symptom free she should...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take iron supplements while on asthmatic drugs during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 6 months pregnant now. Before pregnancy, I have been suffering through allergic rhinitis (sneezing and dry coughing). But as my pregnancy started, I got a cough with white phlegm. I wanted to avoid medicines during the first three months of pregnancy but due to late night coughi...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should continue bronchial asthma medicines. As it is required to control your symptoms and to make you healthy. If you do not take it then the effect on baby can be worse than while you are taking. As baby growth is fine do not worry about it. Iron and calcium are ...  Read Full »

Can Diclofenac solution absorbed in the body and affect baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband uses Diclofenac solution (topical) for his neck pain. I am 28 weeks pregnant. He also uses a neck pillow after applying it. Will it affect my unborn baby? How long will it take for the solution to be fully absorbed in his body? I am scared that the Diclofenac solution will...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are in the last trimester (7-9 month) of pregnancy. Most of the organs in the fetus might have developed and now it is growing. Thus, care should be taken in food and lifestyle. The rate of absorption of Diclofenac solution into blood from skin is very very less. ...  Read Full »

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