A 22-year-old female asked:
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i have just found out i'm pregnant, but have been taking effergin for weeks, will this have harmed the baby ?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely but stop : Nutritional supplements like this one do not have fda supervision and not enough studies have been done to demonstrate safety for a fetus. It is not likely that any harm has been done but go ahead and stop using it now.
Answered on Dec 1, 2012
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
You can't go back : Congratulations on your pregnancy! it is impossible to know but the chance of significant harm is low with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Whatever done is done--you can't go back. I would stop all those now and start taking prenatal vitamins, eat healthy, exercise regularly, don't smoke/do drugs, and course consult your doc/ob physician for evaluation and plan for the remainder of your pregnancy. Best of luck to you.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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