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Kinds of the Over the counter Drugs That Should Be Avoided During Pregnancy

Mar 16, 2008
The harmful over the counter medicine includes aspirin, certain antihistamines, sodium bicarbonate, sedative, drugs with caffeine or iodine. It is better to consult obstetrician first before taking any medicines during pregnancy.

Other over the counter medicine have adverse effect to the baby. Some medicine contain inactive ingredients that have a harmful effect too like preservative, flavoring this ingredients will start to have effect like an active ingredients. Mother who is taking cimetidine in the late pregnancy will have a baby with abnormalities in liver.

Secondly, the doctor also warn mothers not to be exposed to antigiotensin converting enzyme or ACE because it is not safe to the fetus especially if the exposure is done during the first trimesters of the development fetus. There is a higher risk of congenital defects to the children who are exposed to ACE.

This kind of ACE drugs is use for hypertension medication, it is use to control blood pressure can cause birth defects so doctors never prescribed it to the pregnant women. Doctors should consider another option in prescribing drugs to their pregnant patience to avoid any abnormalities of the baby.

Pregnant women should also be careful in taking drugs whether if it prescribed by the doctors or over the counter medicine, the fetal development maybe affected by some over the counter medicine. Mother who have lack of information of the side effect of the over the counter medicine to their baby at womb will take medicine without prior consulting a doctor.

Aspirin one of the over the counter medicine that are not recommended for pregnant. Women who intake the aspirin have complications during delivery. These drugs can cause excessive bleeding for women during or after delivery.

Accutane is also a kind of drugs that can be used in treating severe acne. It can cause miscarriage, if not it will result a baby into more birth defects. Therefore, to women who plans to have a baby or pregnant should avoid taking accutane.

Another drugs that consider have a harmful effects to the baby is tegison. It is a kind of drugs can treat psoriasis. A kind of disease which affects the skin and joints that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin.

Thalidomide is a kind of sedative drugs given before to pregnant women to ease morning sickness but lastly find out that it can cause limb deformities in their babies. This discovery led to realization that other drugs could also cause problems because they are all absorped to some degree by an unborn child.

Obstetrician will give you a list of drugs you should avoid, especially during the first eight weeks of your pregnancy. The certain drugs that can the fetus are anitbiotics, diuretics, tranquilizers, amphetamine and anti - fungal drugs.
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