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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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Does high dose of vitamin B12 during pregnancy cause autism?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 years old female, and I am ten weeks, four days pregnant. I am a vegetarian, and before I was pregnant, I would intermittently take a vitamin B12 supplement. I found the bottle two weeks ago, and without thinking about it, I started taking it daily in addition to my prenatal vi...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Oral absorption of vitamin B12 is a complex process and all the vitamins taken orally are not completely absorbed. You mentioned that you took the tablet intermittently and did not mention the exact frequency. Most studies are on patients taking high doses of vitamin B1...  Read Full »

Can antipsychotic drugs affect future pregnancies?

Query: Hello doctor, I had two episodes of psychosis in the past two years. I started treatment with Risperidone and later started Asprito 5 mg. I am getting married after two months. I want to know that if I start a family, will this treatment affect my baby's health as only limited medicines are allowed ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are receiving only 5 mg Asprito (Aripiprazole), which is a very low dose, it is better if you stop the medication at least in the first trimester (first 3 months of pregnancy). Then, you can take medicine safely during remaining pregnancy (last 6 months). But, if n...  Read Full »

Is it good to take Betnesol after 30 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old female and 33 weeks pregnant. My gynecologist has told me to take Betnesol cover, about which I am unsure whether it is required. She says she will plan my delivery after the completion of 37 weeks. Will the baby be fully developed by that time? Will the baby do fine ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Betnesol (Betamethasone) is usually given if delivery is expected between 34 to 36 weeks. At the 37th week of completion, the baby is mature. It depends on the ultrasound if there is any growth retardation or low fetal weight, even at 37 w...  Read Full »

Is Duphaston tablet safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 31 years old, trying to conceive for the last eight months, my husband is on Fertyon M tablets, and I had taken a Ferpill kit last month. My last period was on the 12th of last month, and my cycle is regular with 28 days. I was supposed to get my period on the 8th of this month, but i...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, sometimes the pregnancy test comes negative despite having pregnancy as the hCG levels of the patient have not got that high to give a positive result because the test is done early, or sometimes it is beca...  Read Full »

I took a tablet of Pregabalin accidentally in four month of my pregnancy. Will this affect my baby?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the effects of taking one tablet of Pregabalin accidentally in four month pregnant woman? Will that negatively affect my baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. Pregabalin falls under category C, indicating potential adverse effects on animal fetuses, without human trials conducted. Its usage during pregnancy is cautious, recommended only when necessary and when benefits outweigh ...  Read Full »

Will taking Sulfatrim DS during pregnancy harm the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 weeks pregnant, will taking Sulfatrim DS harm my baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not recommend this Sulfatrim DS (Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim) at your pregnancy age. If you have been prescribed for any infection, please tell the doctor you are pregnant and change therapy. Usually, penicillins are safe to use. Other drugs including Sulfatr...  Read Full »

I am a 23-year-old pregnant female suffering from persistent fever and headache. Is Panadol safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old female. I have been pregnant for 20 weeks now; my complaint is I have a fever and headache. Last night I went to the hospital, and they gave me nutrition and other things; they said it is safe for pregnancy, and I felt good after it, but this morning my temperature ...  Read Full »


Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take a tablet of Panadol (Paracetamol); depending on the temperature, you can take it thrice daily. Do cold tepid sponging (normal tap water). Paracetamol is a safe drug. If fever persists, do consult a nearby gynecologist for an opinion.  Read Full »

My wife got chickenpox during pregnancy. What are the risks?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 7 months pregnant. We found red rashes on her body two days back. Today, two blisters were found. We met the doctor and she said it was chickenpox. Can you advise the precautions we need to take? Also, what are the risks associated with this? She is currently on Amoxicillin an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances are good that your baby would be fine. If you get chickenpox during the first or second trimester, then there is a slight risk (less than 2 percent) that your baby could get congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest if you are infected between week...  Read Full »

Is it safe for me to take Oxycodone in the thirtieth week of my pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently 30 weeks pregnant. I am scheduled to get my wisdom tooth extracted in a few days. My obstetrician gave my dentist the approval to prescribe analgesics for pain. But, I am worried since I have not taken anything for the pain my entire pregnancy besides Tylenol for headach...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fear of congenital anomalies in the baby lasts till the 14th week of gestation, that is, till the organs are formed. Now that you are at the 30th week, where organs are well formed, Oxycodone may be used for pain-relief, for less than a week. It will not have a...  Read Full »

Paracetamol during Pregnancy

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from fever and headache with common cold. Actually, we are trying for our second baby this time. Her date is expected after two days. We went to our local doctor and he prescribed Paracetamol and one another small tablet. Is it safe taking these medicines during this ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If both of you are trying to conceive, then for common cold you may opt for conservative management with Paracetamol tablets for fever and saline warm water gargling thrice a day and steam inhalation twice a day. Also increase her water intake to 12-15 glasses a day...  Read Full »

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