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How can itching be effectively and safely controlled during pregnancy?


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Answered by

Dr. Neha Rathod

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 12, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My wife is 35 years old and is four months pregnant now. She is suffering from severe itching which is not responding to any medication. Her doctor advised to take Udiliv 150 and Cetirizine, but there is no relief. We changed the doctor, and this doc advised to take Udiplus 300, capsule Coetrie, and tablet Alivher. But, this also is not working. I suspect that it is a case of obstetric cholestasis. Kindly suggest an effective and safe remedy to control the itching. The laboratory tests performed were LFT, bilirubin, and sonography.

Answered by Dr. Neha Rathod


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is obstetric cholestasis. During pregnancy, Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic acid) 300 mg is the best and effective treatment for cholestasis. Your gynecologist has prescribed you proper medication. Also, apply some Calamine lotion to have a soothing effect on skin and prevent itching. However, if you do not find relief, then get her checked by an endocrinologist. Do get back to me with the reports after meeting the endocrinologist, so that I can guide you further.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I have understood that Udiliv 300 is the best remedy. What is the role of the other two medicines Coetrie and Alivher? Is it advisable to take these or discontinue?

Answered by Dr. Neha Rathod


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Coetrie is a multivitamin supplement and Alivher (Sildenafil) is to improve blood circulation to the fetus. Both are safe and effective. So, relax and do not worry. You can continue taking the medication.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Neha Rathod
Dr. Neha Rathod

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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