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Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation - Conclusion

Last Updated on Aug 08, 2020
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Glossary Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation

Bilirubin A pigment present in the liver juice or bile

Contraindication - A condition in which a drug or a procedure should absolutely not be used as its beneficial effects are outweighed by its adverse or toxic actions

Ergotism A condition caused by ergot alkaloids where the patient has reduced blood supply to the fingers and toes leading to gangrene

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Fetus The unborn child from the ninth week of conception till birth.

Gray Baby Syndrome Condition caused by chloramphenicol wherein the baby vomits, has a distended abdomen, has difficulty in breathing, circulation stops and finally may result in death.

Kernicterus Increased bilirubin levels in the blood affecting the brain

Neuropathy Damage to nerves

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LifeCell_International

During pregnancy, it is wise to get opinion from the gynecologist before taking any medicine, even a cough syrup. However, one can try natural remedies and better lifestyle to reduce the pregnancy symptoms instead of opting for medication. Hope it helps.

Arunim

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