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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Is it safe to use Desonide cream and Dextroamphetamine while trying to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two specific questions. I am trying to conceive, and I am trying to be as careful as possible about taking any medications that could harm the fetus should I get pregnant. My questions have to do with the two medications. I am currently prescribed Desonide cream 0.05 percent (preg...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Category C drugs may have shown side effects in the animal fetus, but there is no evidence in pregnant women or fetuses. Hence it is not easy to give a straight answer. Since Desonide cream is applied to the skin, the absorption into the blood is negligible. If it goes ...  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 Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

Can Oxycodone affect the fetus if taken during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was before a month. Yesterday, I took Oxycodone 15 mg. I realized that I am pregnant today. I got a positive result on the pregnancy test. I have taken opiates for pain before two days. I am planning to consult a doctor. But I want to know whether my fetus is fine.   Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have taken Oxycodone for pain. As it is your early pregnancy, do not take them on regular basis or like every day. I do not think that it would cause defects in the baby. You can take a scan and it is too early as of now. Kindly consult a doctor for changing you...  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 »

How much vitamin B12 is safe while pregnant?

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

Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 pregnant women take blood thinners?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 weeks pregnant at the age of 35. After my first pregnancy, I had some painless blood clots and I left them untreated. Now I was advised to take a blood thinner tablet for 100 days. On a second opinion, I was advised to stop taking it as it can lead to severe blood loss during del...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood thinners are advised when the ultrasound or clinical examination shows a risk for hypertension or growth problems later in pregnancy or due to previous abortions or pregnancy losses or in higher maternal age. These medications can cause increased bleeding during d...  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 »

Can Rovamycin forte be taken during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 1 month pregnant. My doctor prescribed me Rovamycin forte as my rubella IgG came positive and IgM negative. Is it safe to take this medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Rovamycin is for toxoplasmosis. What is the report of toxoplasma? Your rubella test IgG came positive and IgM came negative. So, you have immunity against rubella and do not need any treatment. By the way,¬†Rovamycin forte is safel...  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 to this treatment. However, I just found out I am pregnant. My gynecologist says that I should stop Prozac immediately, but my psychiatrist says ke...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations 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 for Prozac, but animal studies have shown variable effects.¬†There seems to be a mild increase in th...  Read Full »

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

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Pregnan...  Read Full »

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