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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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 Katarya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 »

Does intake of Isotretinoin affect pregnancy in the future?

Query: Hi doctor,I am an unmarried woman. My plan is to get into marriage life after two years. Currently, I have been¬†taking Isotretinoin for the past 20 days. I have heard that it may cause infertility in women. Does Isotretinoin cause future birth defect? Will it affect my future pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, it is known that Isotretinoin can cause severe birth defects in the baby if taken during pregnancy. So, you must not take it, if you are pregnant. And if you have taken, then some doctor will advice termination also in early pregnancy. But, ther...  Read Full »

Is Flagystatin vaginal pessary safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Flagystatin pessary for the past ten days. They said it is pregnancy safe. I took a pregnancy test today, and it was positive. Could it be a false positive, or the urine will not be affected by the medication discharge? It is so confusing.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Mam, the tablet is actually safe in pregnancy, meaning you can take it even during pregnancy. This drug does not prevent pregnancy. It is not a birth control pill. So, you might have been pregnant already, and that is ur...  Read Full »

Are antianxiety drugs during pregnancy harmful for the baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question related to my pregnancy. I am currently nearly 20 weeks pregnant with my first baby (19 weeks 5 days to be exact). I had the anatomy scan a couple of days ago, and everything looks great. However, because I have some anxiety, I was prescribed Escitolapram for my anxiet...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The Escitalopram is contraindicated in pregnant women due to embryotoxicity and teratogenic effects. Anyway, your baby has passed the embryogenic period, and the organ has been now development, so the risk is lower. But I will advise you not to use them anymore. Tr...  Read Full »

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 »

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