Do not use these medicines during pregnancy, baby may have ‘birth defect’


These Medicine can cause birth defect: There are many problems during pregnancy. Many times women take medicines to avoid problems like headache, nausea. Which can have a negative impact on the health of the unborn child. Some medicines increase the risk of birth defects or other problems. But sometimes, not taking certain medicines is a cause of greater risk for the mother and her baby such as medicines that control seizures. If you are planning a child or you are pregnant, then definitely talk to your doctor about the medicines you are taking.

Taking every type of medicine is not right at this time. There are some over-the-counter medicines that increase the risk of birth defects such as –

  • bismuth subsalicylate (eg Pepto-Bismol)
  • phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine, which are decongestants Avoid medicines containing these ingredients during the first trimester.
  • Cough and cold medicines that contain guaifenesin. Avoid such drugs during the first trimester
  • Pain medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen (such as Advil and Motrin) and naproxen (such as Aleve). These drugs reduce the risk of birth defects.

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Some prescription drugs that increase the chance of birth defects include:

Acne medication isotretinoin (such as Amnestim and Claravis). This drug has a high risk of causing birth defects. It should not be taken by women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant.

  • Benazepril and lisinopril lower blood pressure.
  • Certain medicines, such as valproic acid, to control seizures. certain antibiotics, such as doxycycline and tetracycline,
  • Methotrexate It is sometimes used to treat arthritis.
  • Warfarin (eg Coumadin) This helps prevent blood clots
  • Lithium is used for the treatment of depression.
  • Alprazolam (eg Xanax), diazepam (eg Valium), and certain other medicines.
  • Paroxetine (eg Paxil) This medication is used for the treatment of depression and other conditions.

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