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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take regular doses of medication in pregnancy?

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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: It is fine to continue many medications during pregnancy but there are always exceptions. Sometimes doses need to be adjusted during a pregnancy, or alternative medications found. Please talk to your doctor about your medications---preferably before you even get pregnant so you know which ones are safe.
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
It depends on....: The medication. Some medications are safe in pregnancy, some are absolutely contraindicated and some we simply don't know one way or the other. You need to discuss this issue with you obstetrician and be absolutely certain about any medication, over the counter agent, dietary supplement, etc. Before you take it. The stakes are just too high.

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A 28-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to take your medicines during pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends : It depends on what medicines you're taking. Discuss each medication with your doctor and find out if it should be used during pregnancy.

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