A 34-year-old male asked:
fertility doctor prescribed dexamethadone to prevent miscarriage. my wife has been on the drug for a week. we found research that concerned us concerning birth defects with the drug. any thoughts?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Amr Azim answered
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Generally disagree: Dexamethazone does not prevent miscarriage, with very few exceptions. The question is was a specific cause for miscarriage identified, if so what is it? In the absence of a specific diagnosis, dexamethazone is definitely not indicated as an empiric medicine to prevent miscarriage. Dexamethazone is not proven to cause any birth defects.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. David Sneid answered
40 years experience Endocrinology
Need more details: Don't know why your wife was given dexamethasone, but don't stop it suddenly without discussing w/your doctor. Don't believe all you read during your research without discussing that as well.
Answered on Apr 9, 2020
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Proven benefit?: There are many fertility doctors who have regimens that they believe get women pregnant. If you know someone who has gotten pregnant with their assistance, they are a god send. But there is little to known data to prove the efficacy of some regimens, Dexamethasone included. While i think the chance of it causing a birth defect is quite low, i can't say it will help.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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