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Medication Effect on Foetus:Risks of Self Medication During Pregnancy
2012-12-10
Name: Editor Can pregnant women take OTC (over the counter) multivitamins to ensure good health? Which medicines should be avoided during pregnancy? What are the risks of self medication during pregnancy?

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2012-12-10
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Name: Raman Trikoo
Subject:  Medicines to Avoid
You should avoid painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol, creams containing retinoids, OTC cold and flu medicines in pregnancy.anti-depressants are unsafe in pregnancy. sometimes medication that control the morning sickness are also unsafe.
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2012-12-10
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Name: Priya Saunchal
Subject:  precautions while taking OTC medicines
I agree with you Raman. During pregnancy, it is better to take precautions while taking OTC medicines. Any medicines should be taken only in consultation with the doctor. Even seemingly harmless medicines such as cold and flu or simple [painkillers can pose a lot of risk.
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2012-12-10
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Name: Sudha Gandhi
Subject:  Taking multivitamin supplements
It is risky to take OTC vitamin supplements during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a delicate period so you should consult your doctor before taking any medicines and even supplements. It could lead to malformation of organs and even miscarriage.
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