Medications and embarazo: which ones are contraindicated

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According to the FDA, drugs classified as risk D or X are prohibited during embarrassment because they can cause fetal malformation or abortion, and drugs that are not recommended to be used during embarrassment are risky B and C due to absence of studies carried out on embarazadas women. In this way, only risky medications can be used during pregnancy, but always under the obstetrician’s orientation.

The information about the risk that the medication may be present in its prospectus, so the embarazada only has to take the medications prescribed by the doctor during pregnancy, but you also have to read the prospectus to check if there is a risk or what the secondary effects are. that could occur.

Medicines under medical prescription

Medicines under medical prescription

Classification of medicines when they are at risk

The classification of medicines indicates that:

Riesgo A – There is no evidence of risk in women. Controlled studies do not reveal problems in the first trimester of embarazo and there is no evidence of problems in the second and third trimester.

  • Examples: Folic Acid, Retinol A, Pyridoxine, Vitamin D3, Liothyronine.

Riesgo B – There are no suitable studies on women. In case of animals, no risks were found, but side effects were found that were not confirmed in women, especially during the last trimester of the embarrassment.

  • Examples: Penicillin, Cephalexin, Simvastatin, Budesonide.

Riesgo C – There are no suitable studies on women. In animal experiments some secondary effects have been produced on the fetus, but the benefit of the product could justify the potential risk during embarrassment.

  • Examples: Pravastatin, Desonide, Sertraline.

Riesgo D – There is evidence of risk to human fetuses. Only use if the benefit justifies the potential risk. In situations of risk to life or in case of serious illnesses for which it is not possible to use safer drugs.

  • Examples: Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid), Amitriptyline, Spironolactone, Azathioprine, Streptomycin, Primidone, Benzodiazepines, Phenytoin, Bleomycin, Phenobarbital, Propylthiouracil, Cyclophosphamide, Cisplatin, Hydrochlorothiazide, Cytarabine, Imipramine, Clobazam, Chlorambucil, Valproate, Chlorazepate, Cortisone, Mercaptopurine, Vincristine Daunorubicin, Methadone, Doxorubicin, Enalapril.

Riesgo X – The studies revealed fetal malformation or abortion. The risks during the embarazo are greater than the potential benefits. Do not use it at any time during embarazo.

  • Examples: Tetracyclines, Methotrexate, Penicillamine.

Precautions that la embarazada must have before taking medication

The precautions that the embarazada must have before taking any medication are:

1. Take medication under medical advice

To avoid complications, all you need to do is take medication under medical advice. Even commonly used medications, such as Paracetamol to relieve a simple headache, should be avoided during pregnancy.

Despite its use being approved, taking more than 500 mg of Paracetamol during pregnancy can damage the liver, causing more complications, which benefits. In addition, some medications are prohibited at different stages of embarrassment. For example, Diclofenac is contraindicated after 36 weeks of pregnancy with serious risk to the baby’s life.

2. Read the drug prospectus

If the medication has been prescribed by the doctor, it is necessary to read the prospectus of the medication to verify what is the risk of use during the embarrassment and what are the secondary effects that may occur. In case of doubt, go to the doctor again.

When I take any medication without knowing that I was embarrassed, I shouldn’t worry, but I should stop using the medication and perform prenatal exams to check if I have any changes in the baby.

Natural remedies contraindicated in embarazo

Some examples of natural medicines contraindicated in the embarazo, are those compounds of the following medicinal plants:

Aloe vera (sable) sacred cascara Myrrh Lower leg
Catuaba or Chuchuguaza Arnica Artemis persicaria
Angelica Job’s tears guaco sacred cascara
Chancapiedra Myrrh Copaiba Rhubarb

How to cure illnesses without drugs

What is recommended to do to recover faster during the embarrassment is:

  • Rest as much as possible so that the body invests energy in curing the illness;
  • Carry out a light diet and;
  • Drink plenty of water so that the body is properly hydrated.

In case of fever, you can take a bath with a tempered temperature, not very hot, not very cold and wear light clothing. Dipirona and paracetamol can be used in the embarazo, but only under medical advice, and it is important to keep the doctor informed about any change.

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