What medications treat ectopic pregnancy?

Methotrexate. Methotrexate is used to treat an ectopic pregnancy. It is a chemotherapy drug which attacks rapidly dividing cells, like those in a pregnancy (or a cancer).

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How safe is it to have an ectopic pregnancy managed by drugs?

Very. At least 80% of ectopic pregnancies that meet strict criteria can be managed with a medication called methotrexate. You need to see your obgyn to discuss the specific issues, side effects, and concerns of course. But overall, Methotrexate is very safe for managing ectopics. Read more...
Depends. It should be a safe option if your gynecologist recommends it. This would depend on how big the ectopic pregnanc is, where exactly it is located, how well your liver/kidneys/bone marrow work and how risky a laparoscopic excision would be for you in particular. Read more...

I'm 5weeks pregnant and im bleedin, is it an ectopic pregnancy and at 5weeks will I be given medication or a surgery, im I at risk?

Bleeding. Bleeding in pregnancy is a bad sign. It depends on amount where minimal spotting is okay. Coming to ectopic it causes severe pain.Cant say how you are going to be treated. If ectopic you need surgery. . Read more...

Is it safe to use drugs not an operation to remove an ectopic pregnancy?

Depends. An early ectopic pregnancy can sometimes be treated medically with a medication called methotrexate. The success of this therapy depends on the size of the ectopic, HCG level, and compliance of the patient with followup visits. At the doses used to treat ectopic prenancy, it is generally safe and has few side-effects, however close followup is necessary to make sure that the therapy is working. Read more...
Depends. Medical treatment of an ectopic is safe if done early enough. Criteria include a gestational sac < 3 cm, no cardiac activity, no evidence of internal bleeding (tube rupture), & proof of an ectopic. Labs will also be reviewed to ensure that Methotrexate can be used safely. You also need to be compliant and report any abnormal pain or bleeding to your doc & be prepared for surgery if needed. Read more...

I jst recently had an ectopic pregnancy and I've been told that I have clymadia. If treated, do I still have a chance of getting pregnant?

Ask the doc treating. You, the chly can damage the tubes so you have an increased risk of getting another ectopic, u need the chly treated asap and then you need a test of cure to make sure it is gone and testing for other stds to make sure u have nothing else , and then in the future before trying for a preg you may need a laparoscopy with dye and antibiotics to assess your tubes. Read more...

Hello I had an ectopic pregnancy on october treated with methotrexate my af due tomorrow but I feel pain in my right side where the ectopic thank you?

Normal. It can be normal to feel a little pain, there could be some scar tissue there. I'm sorry you're going through this, but likely everything is okay. If you do become pregnant, make sure you see a doctor early in pregnancy to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus. Best of luck. Read more...

Had ectopic pregnancy successfully treated with 1dose of methotrexate. How likely is Fallopian scarring after this?

It was already there. Most Fallopian tube(ectopic) pregnancies already had luminal (phenobarbital) adhesions or scarring that stopped the fertilized ovum from transporting itself down the tube to the uterus. Methotrexate was the least traumatic way to end the ectopic as opposed to surgery. Read more...