Home » Frequently asked Questions on Health » Is it safe to take medicines during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medicines during pregnancy?

Q: I am 20 years old lady, three months pregnant. I am suffering from cough and vomiting. I am on Omez, Mucaine gel, Pregnidoxin, Grilinctus cough suppressant. I just want to ask are these medicines safe during pregnancy?

A:I am afraid, Omez (omeprazole) is contraindicated (not permitted) during pregnancy and hence should not be used. Pregnidoxin (due to presence of meclizine) should also not be taken during pregnancy. Mucaine Gel (due to presence of oxethazine) should not be taken during the first and second trimester of pregnancy. Grilinctus (due to presence of dextromethorphan) should also not be taken during pregnancy. One should avoid all medicines during the first three months except mandatory agents such as folic acid which must be taken to prevent birth defects. For vomiting the only permitted medicine is Queezy (which contains doxylamine and vitamin B-6). The dose is 2 tablets at bedtime; if required one more tablet the following morning and one in the afternoon. For cough it is better to rely on steam inhalation.


................... Advertisement ...................




Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Choose Topic

Latest stories

Woman Gives Birth To 'Miracle Twins' Naturally, Discharges Self Hours Later

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:30:15 IST
Apparently she had no idea that she was giving birth to twins and then the natural delivery of the kids made the doctors describe it as "miraculous". The kids are joined at the abdomen and share an umbilical cord. Doctors say that they "desperately need surgery".

Shocking Rise In Premature Baby Deaths, Reveals Study

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:33:03 IST
There has been a tremendous rise in the number of neonatal deaths in connection with premature births and babies with low-birthweight over the period of past 15 years even though the country has witnessed decline in early deaths from infections, according to health officials.

Hyderabad: Senior Doctor Attacked At Gandhi Hospital, 250 Juniors Boycott Duties

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:30:47 IST
Doctors tried to save him but he succumbed to the attack, post which, his family attacked the doctors saying that they did not pay much attention to the patient.

Woman Revived After 30 Minutes Of Death!

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:30:16 IST
She suffered a cardiac arrest just before the surgery began and it was no less than a miracle when the doctors were able to revive her 30 minutes after she suffered a cardiac arrest.

Regional Cancer Centre Gets Clean Chit From Government-Appointed Panel

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:30:13 IST
Kerala Joint DME Sreekumari's team has given a clean-chit to the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) with respect to the allegations that a 9-year-old girl patient who was admitted to the RCC, was given HIV-infected blood.