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 Emeset be taken during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am nine weeks pregnant. My problem is vomiting. I cannot drink even few sips of water. If I do, I vomit what I ate before. I cannot pass urine also. I am feeling too thirsty, but cannot drink. So, I started to take tablet Emeset 4 mg once a day for the last two days. Is there any side...  Read Full »


Dr. Umamaheshwari Mrutyunjaya Nilange

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vomiting is a big problem in the first three months. Afterwards, it reduces completely. Tab Emeset (Ondansetron) is recommended in pregnancy. So, no problem. You can continue it. Although you have vomiting, you have to eat properly and drink a lot of water in the...  Read Full »

Will intake of 2500 mg vitamin C during early pregnancy, harm the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old, and 6 weeks pregnant. I forgot to take my vitamin C supplement this morning and now I took about 2500 mg. I am worried about the baby because I do not want this to cause any damage to my baby.  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, prenatal vitamins contain vitamin C and you do not need to take any extra supplement. It is better to take it in your diet in the form of citrus fruits and vegetables. However, there are different studies and some recommend a higher dose in pregnancy but the...  Read Full »

What is the dosage of Naxdom 500 for a pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. I have been suffering from a migraine for over five to six years or more. I have been sensitive to light since childhood. I used to take Migranil initially. Around two years ago, I met a neurologist and he advised me Amitone at night and Naxdom 500 in case of emerge...  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. Your symptoms are classically suggestive of a migraine only. Now, migraine can be well controlled with medicines and lifestyle changes. My choice remains Amitone (Amitryptiline) along with Flunarizine. Side effect profile of Amitone contains mostly sedation and weight g...  Read Full »

Is Ecosprin 75 safe to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 31 years, obese, and five months pregnant female. I had a miscarriage four years before of six weeks. I am hypertensive and with normal sugar. Now BP is under control 130/80 average with Alphadopa-L 100 mg twice daily. My queries are:The doctor prescribed me Ecosprin 75 mg once dai...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. You are a case of gestational hypertension and hypothyroidism as I can see. I suggest you continue Ecosprin 75 mg daily as its a blood thinner and is safe in pregnancy. The TSH limit should be between 3.2 to 3.8 during pregnancy and hence 25 m...  Read Full »

Can I take Hydroxyzine Hcl 25 mg while pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is four months pregnant now. She has itchy palms. The doctor advised to take tablet Atarax 25 mg (Hydroxyzine hydrochloride). Is it safe to have this tablet during pregnancy? Kindly guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on her pregnancy. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Yes, antihistamines are considered safe during pregnancy. As it is prescribed in a very low dose and she is in her second trimester, she can consume it, but not for a long...  Read Full »

Is it fine to take Betnesol during 36 weeks of pregnancy with BP, thyroid and diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 weeks pregnant with LMP. My doctor is prescribing me Betnesol. I have thyroid, BP and GD. They are under control. Sugar levels are also under control. I am little worried about Betnesol. My previous baby was a C-section. I had planned normal delivery (for my first) but had to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In cases of gestational diabetes mellitus with gestational hypertension at 36 weeks of gestation, there are chances that there occurs delayed maturation of fetal lungs which can prevent the baby from baby breathing after birth due to immature lungs. So considering yo...  Read Full »

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 oi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is Moxclav 625 safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant. My doctor has prescribed me tablet Moxclav 625 antibiotic for cough and infection. I also take progesterone tablet. Are these tablets safe for my baby? Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally, till 14 weeks of pregnancy, no antibiotics are prescribed. Symptomatic and natural methods of management of cough and sore throat (if present) are advised. This is because these are the organ forming weeks for the fetus and hence all antibiotics are usually...  Read Full »

Is Adderall safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I found out that I am 4 to 5 weeks pregnant. I am looking for some information about the safety of Adderall during pregnancy. Currently, I am taking Adderall XR 15 mg, Celexa 20 mg, and Lamictal 100 15 mg per day. I have a history associated with depression, anxiety and ADHD (attention ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amritagarwal

Pharmacologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tablet Adderall (combination of Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine) affects a grown persons heart rate but you are already taking in a very low dose of 15 mg per day and usually it is prescribed in a dosage of 20-28 mg per day. Tablet Celexa (Citalopram) falls under "ca...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Clofranil during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am planning for pregnancy aged about 36 years. But I am an OCD patient on a prescription of Clofranil 50 mg daily. So what are the risks involved, is it safe to use the medicine during pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepthi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. Clofranil (Clomipramine) should not be used in pregnancy. It is a category C drug that means if potential benefits justify the risk to the fetus, then you can use. As far as of now no well-controlled studies in humans, but it will not cause anomalies but it may affect yo...  Read Full »

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