Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Pregnancy Prenatal Medication Use

The use of any medication in pregnancy requires a consideration of the benefits versus the risks of the specific drug. No drug should be given unless it is clearly needed and the potential benefits outweigh potential risks. Do not take herbs or health supplements without the recommendation of an obstetrician. Many of these herbs can stimulate the uterus and can be harmful to the baby. Others may contain toxic or unknown ingredients.

Common drugs that are generally considered unsafe for use in pregnancy:

Consult your physician prior to using any of the following in pregnancy:

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Last Updated: Sep 28, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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