Can I Take Worm Medicine During Pregnancy
Jul 19, 2011It says on the packet do NOT take during pregnancy. I've spoken to my GP and to a consultant about it, and researched it online, and basically what I've learnt is that there is nothing PROVEN to say it harms the fetus, but it could. In animal studies, it was harmful to rat fetuses.
Pregnancy is the time during which one or more offspring develops (gestates) inside a woman's womb. A multiple pregnancy involves more than one offspring, such as with twins. Pregnancy usually occurs by sexual intercourse, but can also occur through assisted reproductive technology procedures. A pregnancy may end in a live birth, a spontaneous miscarriage, an induced abortion, or a stillbirth. Childbirth typically occurs around 40 weeks from the start of the last menstrual period (LMP), a span known as the gestational age. This is just over nine months. Counting by fertilization age, the length is about 38 weeks. Pregnancy has also been defined as "the presence of an implanted human embryo or fetus in the uterus"; implantation occurs on average 8–9 days after fertilization. An embryo is the term for the developing offspring during the first seven weeks following implantation (i.e. ten weeks' gestational age), after which the term fetus is used until birth. Signs and symptoms of early pregnancy may include missed periods, tender breasts, morning sickness (nausea and vomiting), hunger, and frequent urination. Pregnancy may be confirmed with a pregnancy test. Methods of birth control—or, more accurately, contraception—are used to avoid pregnancy.
Nov 11, 2021The cough suppressant dextromethorphan is often found in over-the-counter cold medicines like Robitussin and is considered safe for pregnant women. Cough drops with benzocaine or menthol are usually approved for use during pregnancy. Benzocaine doesn't get into the bloodstream, so it's very unlikely to pose a risk to a developing baby.
Feb 22, 2022A common dose of ondansetron for pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting is 8 mg by mouth 2 to 3 times daily. The most common side effects of ondansetron are headaches, constipation, and tiredness. More serious side effects are also possible. For example, ondansetron can cause an abnormal heart rhythm.