Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation - Conclusion

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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

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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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.

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