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If i took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: Indomethacin taken frequently over a long period of time can cause a transient change in the fetal heart circulation (in doctor speak it closes the ductus arteriosus). Small doses for only a few days, which is usually the only thing we would do, is not particularly dangerous. Check with your doctor on why you are taking it and whether monitoring is needed.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Talk to your : Physician . Nsaids are generally contraindicated during pregnancy.

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