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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 using Neomycin during first month of pregnancy cause any defect in baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is currently on her sixth month of pregnancy. I am pretty much concerned about using Neomycin 0.5 % and Clobetasol 0.05 % ointment during the first month of our pregnancy. We had itching and burning sensation. We used approximately 4 g of ointment in total. She applied some oin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are possibilities of absorption per vaginally and I agree there are reports of ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity but as she is six months pregnant now and all scans are normal so there are no morphological anomalies in the child but as far as ear hearing abnormali...  Read Full »

My sister is pregnant. Can she continue bipolar treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is suffering from bipolar disorder for the last 10 years and is presently in stable condition with Olanzapine 2.5 mg and Dicorate 250 mg one tablet each per day during night. However, recently she came to know about her pregnancy and her doctor asked her to check with a psych...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I would like to inform you that Dicorate (Divalproex sodium) should be avoided as far as possible during pregnancy. This is because of neural tube defects caused in offspring during pregnancy. The above statement is very important during the first trimeste...  Read Full »

Can a pregnant woman take Doxycycline for vaginal itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I am ten weeks and six days pregnant and suffer from itching in my vagina and butt hole. My gynecologist suggested washing the vagina with Intiwash liquid, inserting a Candi -CL capsule inside the vagina, and taking Doxt-SL capsule antibiotics two tablets a day after food. Is it safe t...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Doxt-SL (Doxycycline and Lactobacillus) tablet is not safe during pregnancy, so it is better not to take it. It interferes with the teeth and bone development of the baby. Itching near the vaginal area and the butt ...  Read Full »

My pregnancy test is positive. Can I take Gestafine and Folvite?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I did not get my period for the past five weeks and yesterday I checked for my pregnancy and it turned out to be positive. I called my gynecologist and she suggested me to take Gestafine 200 one at night. And Folvite one in the afternoon. And also, she suggested tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In an uncomplicated pregnancy, except tablet Folvite (Vitamin B9), nothing else is required in early pregnancy. The rest can be taken, and safe in pregnancy, but I would not say they are necessary. Secondly, continue tablet Folvite until three months. Then do a datin...  Read Full »

Can hydramnios cause complications for my baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female, and I am 34 weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy. My recent scan report shows AFI 9.4 inches, FL 2.7 inches, AC 12.1 inches, BPD 3.6 inches, heart rate 149 beats per minute, the fetal movements are normal and the fetal weight is 5.9 lbs. The impression of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to During pregnancy, the volume of amniotic fluid is maximum at 32 weeks, when it may be slightly above 7 inches, but it is a matter to worry if it persists after 36 weeks. It is significant if it is associated with any baby anomalies or defect in the brain or spinal cord o...  Read Full »

Can progesterone cause fetal abnormalities?

Query: Hello doctor, I took Deviry 10 mg for 15 days twice a day. Now, I found that I am pregnant for five weeks. Will it harm my baby? Should I continue with the pregnancy or are there any chances of abnormalities in the baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have not described your detailed history regarding medical, surgical, gynecological, obstetrical history here. Have you done serum beta hCG or transvaginal scan? If done beta hCG, it is better to have two levels (test to be done two times with an interval of 4...  Read Full »

Is it good to take Betnesol after 30 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old female and 33 weeks pregnant. My gynecologist has told me to take Betnesol cover, about which I am unsure whether it is required. She says she will plan my delivery after the completion of 37 weeks. Will the baby be fully developed by that time? Will the baby do fine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Betnesol (Betamethasone) is usually given if delivery is expected between 34 to 36 weeks. At the 37th week of completion, the baby is mature. It depends on the ultrasound if there is any growth retardation or low fetal weight, even at 37 w...  Read Full »

Is tablet Cefpodoxime safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 8 weeks pregnant and tested positive for leukocytes. And my report states that no significant bacterial growth is seen. They prescribed me Cefpodoxime. Should I take it, and is it safe for the baby? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The antibiotic prescribed is relatively safe during pregnancy. It would help if you took it, as there is a bacterial infection in your urinary tract, which is not very significant. However, there are always chances of flaring up, which can lead to failure of pregnanc...  Read Full »

What are the risks of taking Amikacin antibiotic during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My pregnant partner in the third trimester has been given Amikacin (aminoglycoside) to treat an E.coli UTI with 80,000 CFU/ml. The prescription is 1000 mg for three days via intramuscular injection in the buttocks. In addition to this, Nitrofurantoin 100 mg twice daily for ten days wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let me compliment you for the great understanding you have of the medical world. You are right, as Amikacin is known to cause side effects like problems in hearing for the fetus, and although Nitrofurantoin in animals has shown no impact on a fetus when given to a p...  Read Full »

How is GBS treated during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am 37 weeks pregnant. I have planned to have C-section next week. Today, my doctor diagnosed a neonatal GBS infection inside my vagina. I would like to know about this infection and how can it affect my baby. Can my baby contract it before doing a C-section? What are the ris...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to GBS (group B streptococcus) infection passes to the baby when the water breaks during the labor. If you have an infection of amniotic fluid or placenta or any high-grade fever or any previous baby with GBS, then antibiotics are given in these cases. In your case, you ha...  Read Full »

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