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 I take Cyclogest during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,Is it safe to take Cyclogest for three weeks as I saw a tiny amount of blood in the tissue which I wiped? I am five weeks pregnant and I heard the heartbeat on the ultrasound. The doctor told me that the baby has normal growth. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. You can take progesterone during pregnancy if you are having spotting and hormonal deficiency. It is helpful to cure hormonal imbalance and helps to have proper growth of the baby. So you can take it.   Read Full »

Will Grilinctus syrup cause harm to the baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am four and a half months pregnant. I took a spoon of Grilinctus syrup. Is it harmful to my baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you are taking it for cough and cold, the duration of taking it, experiencing any other problem, and taking any other medicine along with it. Please share the above information to enable me to help you better.   Read Full »

Does Abiraterone exposure affect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am six weeks pregnant and I might have exposed to a drug called Abiraterone indirectly. I had a patient who takes the medication. I did not handle the medicine directly but I am wondering whether can I get exposed to the medicine indirectly from the patient room. Is it possible to have i...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Abiraterone is toxic. It can show toxicity when it enters our blood. When it is consumed orally, only fifty percent of it gets absorbed and the remaining gets excreted without absorption. So if the drug is exposed to the skin, eyes, and nose, the rate of absorption is n...  Read Full »

How do Deviry and Krimson affect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I missed my periods for the last four months. So, I had Deviry 10 mg two tablets a day for five days, but I did not get periods. Then, I started taking Krimson 35 for 21 days. Still, I did not get periods. Then I had a pregnancy test and unfortunately, it turned to be positive. Now, I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deviry is progesterone and it would have supported the pregnancy. But, Krimson 35 contains Cyproterone acetate. It is a category C drug and not to be taken during pregnancy at all. In fact, Krimson35 is advised only in cases of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Now, yo...  Read Full »

Is Arava safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been suffering from arthritis for the last 6 years. We visited many doctors, but she did not get proper relief. Recently, my wife started taking Arava 20 mg and many others. We were told to avoid pregnancy while taking this medicine. But, my wife is 2 months pregnant now an...  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. Arava (Leflunomide) is a teratogenic drug and should not be used in pregnancy. Also, one should not plan to conceive for at least after two years of stopping the drug. In cases like you, one option is to abort and the second is to take the risk of...  Read Full »

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 »

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