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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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 Generally, treatment is withdrawn four weeks prior to delivery after which normal doses may be resumed.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 »

Is Norfloxacin safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I have just tested positive by preganews. But, I am suffering from diarrhea and consumed a tablet of Norflox and Pan D. Will it cause any effect on my baby? Please inform me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly congratulations for having conceived. Ideally a single dose of Norfloxacin would not affect the conception in any way. But, it should be discontinued as it is a category C drug where risks have to be weighed against benefits before usage in pregnancy. So, pleas...  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 »

Will taking Sulfatrim DS during pregnancy harm the baby?

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


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not recommend this Sulfatrim DS 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 Sulfatrim are recommended when Penicilli...  Read Full »

Can I take Augmentin while pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old with a weight of 74 kg. I am 3 weeks pregnant. I have a severe chest infection. Is it fine to take the antibiotic Augmentin Duo 620? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Augmentin (Amoxicillin) is safe in pregnancy. Please go ahead. For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Valdoxan during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am diagnosed with clinical depression. I am 15 weeks pregnant with a second child, no issues in either pregnancy and no health problems, exercise daily, healthy diet, etc. Can I continue taking my Valdoxan? I ceased taking it (under GP advice) and have been prescribed other antidepres...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. As of now, Valdoxan (Agomelatine) is a category B drug for pregnancy, which means this drug did not cause any adverse events on animal studies, but there are no adequate data for human use. There are onl...  Read Full »

Is Augmentin 625 safe to take during the third week of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am three weeks pregnant, and I am suffering from a chest infection. So an ENT specialist doctor prescribed Augmentin 625 tablet. I wanted to know if it is safe to use this antibiotic, as I am pregnant.  Read Full »


Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) is a category B drug, which otherwise means it is very safe in pregnancy. I suggest taking it along with Cetirizine 10 mg at night if you sneeze a lot. Also, do warm saline gargling if you have a sore throat. For further quer...  Read Full »

I am 34 th weeks pregnant. When should I stop my Clexane and Ecosprin?

Query: Hello doctor, Presently I am on my 34 th weeks of pregnancy. LMP was before eight months. I had an IUD of more than 37 weeks before two years. Present medications are Clexane 20, and Ecosprin 75 daily. As per my doctor's planning, I should go for C-section between 36 to 37 weeks. Now when I should ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel that it would be the best if you do not stop these medicines without the advice of your doctor who recommended these and made a plan for your pregnancy because self-treatment strategy will lead to no benefits. And both of these drugs are safe to use, so you d...  Read Full »

Can I take epilepsy tablets when I am pregnant?

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

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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