Pregnancy Safe Drugs

Drugs that are safe to take when a woman is pregnant is called pregnancy-safe drugs. Some medicines like Tetracycline, Ibuprofen, Isotretinoin, Thalidomide, etc., should be avoided during pregnancy, as it might affect the developing fetus. It is best to consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

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Will taking PTU for hyperthyroidism during pregnancy cause any complication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I have a problem with hyperthyroidism during my pregnancy. I am in my fourth month of pregnancy with TSH- 0.07, T4- 161, T3- 2.34. What are the complications with this? Is it good for me to take PTU.  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hyperthyroidism in pregnancy is usually treated with Propylthiouracil 50-100 mg/day. Generally, treatment is withdrawn four weeks prior to delivery after which normal doses may be resumed. Your hormone levels are still very high, you need to increase your dose. Pregnanc...  Read Full »

Are Wysolone, HCQS, Saaz and Shelcal safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 26 years old and she is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for the past one year. Now, she is pregnant. Her tablet pattern is Wysolone 2.5 mg in alternative days, HCQS 0-0-1, Saaz 1-1-1 and Shelcal 0-0-1. The lab tests performed were ANA 1+, RA factor less than 20. Are the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCQS (Hydroxychloroquine sulfate), Prednisolone (Wysolone), Shelcal (Calcium carbonate and Vitamin D3) are relatively safe in pregnancy and your doctor will stop Saaz (Sulfasalazine) and if possible, Wysolone too.   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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are classically suggestive of a migraine only. Now, migraine can be well controlled with medicines and lifestyle changes. My choice in pills for migraine prescription remains Amitone (Amitryptiline) along with Flunarizine. Side effect profile of Amitone co...  Read Full »

Can Prozac be taken during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on Prozac treatment for two months now for depression and anxiety. I am on the minimum dose (half a pill a day) and I am doing very well with this treatment. However, I just found out I am pregnant. My gynecologist says that I should stop Prozac immediately, but my psychiatrist says...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi,Welcome to on your good news and I went through your query.In my opinion, you can continue with Prozac (Fluoxetine) in your case. There are no human studies conducted on Prozac, but animal studies have shown variable effects. There seems to be a mild increase in the in...  Read Full »

I am 18 weeks pregnant and have the flu, which is getting worse day by day. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. My height is 161 centimeters, and I weigh 62 kilograms. I am 18 weeks pregnant, nauseous, uncomfortable, in pain, and getting the flu. The day I was getting started with the flu, I consulted my midwife. Unfortunately, it has become worse. They said to seek help ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better not to ignore minor symptoms during pregnancy because they could be harmful. For example, flu and vomiting could happen, but the pain in the lower abdomen is alarming. However, you have not mentioned the pain site and history completely. In case of lower a...  Read Full »

I am an Rh-positive mother with a second pregnancy and received the injection, which I had not received for my first pregnancy. Will it harm my baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood group is B negative and my husband's blood group is O positive. In my first pregnancy, the hospital diagnosed me with a positive blood rhesus, and was not given any injection. I am in my second pregnancy almost full term and had been given the injection because of the first diag...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the mother has negative Rh and the father is positive then there is a chance of antibody development due to an immune reaction in the mother against the fetus. In the case of fetomaternal hemorrhage, this immune reaction could cause fetal anemia. It is remarkable in ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant, so is it safe to take epilepsy tablets?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I am 8 weeks pregnant. I have been having epilepsy since 10 years. I had the last seizure a year ago. I am taking the following tablets: tablet Tegretol CR 200 (1-0-2), tablet Frisium 5 mg (0-0-2) and tablet Folic acid 5 mg (0-0-1). Can I take these tablets ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tablet Tegretol should not be used in pregnancy. Only pregnancy-safe drugs should be taken during pregnancy. It is categorized as category D of FDA drugs in pregnancy. Category D means, there is enough evidence that it causes risk to the fetus. So, I would advise y...  Read Full »

Is Emeset-4 safe to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 15 weeks pregnant, and I take Emeset-4 daily to control vomiting and nausea. I am having Emeset-4 from almost a month, but my doctor told me to take it less often. I tried stopping it, but my vomiting started again. What to do? I tried taking Doxinate-G, but it does not work. Please ...  Read Full »

Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not advisable to take Emeset-4 (Ondansetron) during pregnancy so frequently. 6 to 7 large quantity vomits per day is considered normal, also small quantity 10 to 15 vomits per day is also normal. No treatment is required in either case. These arepregnancy-induc...  Read Full »

I took vitamin B complex between the 11th and the 17th week of pregnancy. Will it cause any disabilities in my child?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 weeks pregnant and took a vitamin B complex supplement, which is not advisable for pregnant women. I took it from the 11th week till the 17th week. I realized this is not for pregnant women, and I am extremely worried due to its high-risk potency. I do not have any complaints now....  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you are concerned about the effect of the multivitamin you have taken. The contents of tablets you mentioned are safe to consume in pregnancy, and there are no documented side effects that occur in the fetus due to the consumption of these vitamins. It w...  Read Full »

I have been prescribed Ecosprin for high blood pressure after my miscarriage. Is it a safe drug?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old female. I have obesity, and I am five weeks pregnant. I had a miscarriage four years ago. Now, my BP is under control. The doctor prescribed me the tablet Ecosprin 75 mg once daily from now onwards. Is it a safe drug?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ecosprin (Aspirin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug with antiplatelet action to prevent stroke, hypertension, and clot formation. Excess body weight, history of obesity, previous miscarriage, or multiple miscarriages can be risk factors for further miscarria...  Read Full »

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