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On medication for rheumatoid arthritis. Is it safe during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good evening
User:I am suffering from rhuemataid arthritis for more than 5 years now
User:i have tried medication in allopathy, homeopathy and ayurvedic treatment
User:but i could not get permanent relief
User:right now i am taking OXCQ-200
User:every morning after breakfast
User:and move-on-p as a pain killer whenever required
User:we are planning for our first child now
User:should i stop the medication and continue later
Doctor:You will have to stop OXCQ- 200 during pregnancy.
User:till i get pregnant can i continue
Doctor:But before stopping, you will have to check it with the rheumatologist you are consulting and a Gynaecologist for assessing your condition.
User:ok doctor thank u so much
Doctor:Chloroquine has to be stopped during pregnancy because of its teratogenic effects.
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