Pregnant. Lower abdominal pain, black stools after taking Orofer XT and Calcimax. Advice - Online Doctor Chats
I xxxxxxxx here
Hello xxxx.. My wife is around 15 weeks pregnent
congratulations on that
she is having stomach ache from last few days
I am sorry on that
Is it a lower abdomen pain?
yess... lower abdomen
Orofer XT can cause lower abdomen pain
You may try syrup formulation of the same
Or change the brand itself
also color of her motions is black....
Please do not panic
are these things happening because of side effect of one of the above tablet ?
Orofer XT is iron and it does cause dark stools
and what about pimples and stomach ache ?
Iron supplement has these common side effects
pimples too... right ?
It is very difficult to get used to this medication
No, pimples are not caused by Iron
so what would you suggest? shall she continue having iron tablets or stop it for sometime ?
No, Iron is very essential for pregnancy
Iron is a must
She can change it to syrup form or change the brand of the iron
Please do not stop Iron at anytime in the pregnancy
which syrup she should use ?
She can try orofer XT syrup itself
or even better would be Tablet. ferrisis
This is also good
okay.. yeaa... we will replace with syrup or ferrisis and see if it improves
Yes, one more thing
She can take it at bedtime
and after eating dinner
Never on a empty stomach
She has to eat lot of fruits and also bananas
she used to have 4 bananas daily ;-)
That is good
Hope you are following me, if not please ask me, I shall explain again
yeaa... I got it doctor... That was really helpful
also is Amla juice and pomegranete good in pregnency ?
Yes, both are good
okay... any other suggestions doctor for healthy and intelligent baby...
She can read lot of books
She has to keep herself active
She also has to do good amount of physical activity too
Research indicate that babies listen to what mothers read and do
So, in that way, if your wife reads knowledgeable books, it helps the baby
Bye for now
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