Monday, June 27, 2011

Medications to avoid while pregnant

Interesting article I found today. About one out of every 33 babies is born with birth defects each year; about 2% to 3% of those are believed to be from drug exposure. If you are pregnant please avoid the following medications. Source: TheAsianParent.com

About one out of every 33 babies is born with birth defects each year; about 2% to 3% of those are believed to be from drug exposure.


Thus it’s extremely important that you avoid any medications that aren't absolutely essential during the first 8 to 10 weeks of your pregnancy. This is the time when your baby’s brain, heart, and lungs are developing – medication interactions could lead to defects in these areas.

If you must take medicines, then please avoid the following medications/ medical procedures. They can cause fetal abnormalities in your developing child.
  • Aspirin: Used to treat migraines and headaches
  • Carbamazepine – Used to treat epilepsy
  • Captopil – Used to treat high blood pressure.
  • Distilboestrol – A hormone tablet.
  • Fluoxetine – Used to treat depression.
  • Lithium – Used to treat mood swings.
  • Malarone – Used to prevent malaria.
  • Ponstan: Used to treat migraines and headaches
  • Phenytoin – Used to treat epilepsy.
  • Ro-accutane – Used to treat Acne.
  • Synflex: Used to treat migraines and headaches
  • Tetracycline – Antibiotic used to treat chest and vaginal infections.
  • Thalidomide – Used to treat morning sickness.
  • Large Doses of Vitamin A: Recommended dose during pregnancy is 8,000 IU per day.
  • Warfarin – Used to thin the blood.
  • X-rays: Especially if exposure is above 5 Rad.
At the end of the day, always remember that if you are pregnant, you should not take any form of medication without consulting with your doctor first. And of course, doa banyak2 kepada yang Maha Esa. Semoga dipermudahkan segalanya. Amin! Image: ElderlyJournal.com

4 comments:

  1. lisa ko dh start conceiving kan? jgn lup share kalau dh ada gud news ye? :D

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  2. insyaAllah.. of course i'll let u know!

    tp aku tgk experience org lain, it took 4 to 5 months jgk to really conceived. xpela, rezeki masing2 kn. we're in no hurry pun =)

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  3. oh btw aku letak post ni sbb dlu aku penah mkn clarinase during early pregnancy. sbb xtau!! huhu. lps search info kt internet bru tau even manufacturer pun didn't recommend it. tp alhamdulillah every went ok.

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  4. yelah rezeki masing2 kan ada cpt ada lambat. tula tanya ingatkan dh preggy hihi. aku pn kalau preggy risau nk mkn ubat.

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