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 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 »

Will antidepressants taken during pregnancy affect the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a-20-year-old female. I am pregnant and suffering from depression and my main 'trigger' is lack of sleep and tiredness. I am aware that I am having a child. I am signing up for sleepless nights so my main concern is antidepressants and the effect they might have while breastfeed...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your post thoroughly and I have to tell you that depression during pregnancy must be dealt with carefully. Pregnancy itself causes mood swings and there are episodes of depression, as a consequence of hormonal fluctuation. The best ways to deal with this dur...  Read Full »

Can Lorazepam affect the baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Just two days ago I found out I was about 1-2 weeks pregnant. And it has been about 4 1/2 weeks since my last menstrual period. Unfortunately with labor day being this weekend I have been unable to see my regular OBGYN. But I did go to the ER to confirm the pregnancy 2 days ago. So my...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well in your case, as you said rightly Lorazepam is category D drug and not advisable. Ideally we advise avoidance of this medicine during and even before till 12 weeks pregnancy to avoid congenital malformations. You have tried leaving/ reducing it, but your withdra...  Read Full »

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 »

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