Whenever you fall sick, you just simply pop up the pill and you are all set to go. However during pregnancy that is not the case. There are many medicines that might enter your foetus and cause damage to your unborn child.
You have to consult with your health care provider regarding the medication you should or should not take during pregnancy. FDA has in fact rated drugs during pregnancy, on the basis of their safety. FDA ranks the OTC drugs as well as the drugs that your doctor prescribes. Rating done by FDA are in the form of category A, B, C, D, X. Category A drugs are considered to be safest of all the drugs.
Following are the ways to help you to combat any issues relating to medication during pregnancy:
During the course of your pregnancy, your health provider will provide you with iron and calcium tablets which need to be taken for your and your child’s well being.
If you develop cough, cold or any other sickness, make sure to consult your health provider regarding the medication you need to take. Do not take any medication without the consultation of your health provider, as it may prove to be fatal.
Make sure, that you follow the directions given by your health provider for taking the medicines. In addition, make sure that you buy the drugs recommended by the doctor and not any other substitute drugs.
Most of the pregnant women suffer from nausea, vomiting and back pain during pregnancy. Your health provider will give you the required medicines that will be safe for you to take during your pregnancy stages.
Always ask your family provider about the possible side effects of medication might have and which ones need to be reported to him. For e.g., taking iron tablets regularly will change the color of your stools and cause a little bit of acidity. Similarly, there are other medicines that might have some or the other side effects.
There are some medicines, which if not taken during emergency will harm you child rather than doing any good. There are many herbal medicines available in the market that might claim to be safe to use during pregnancy. However don’t fall in their promotional trap.