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Pregnant, had spotting. Was given Susten, no spotting. Should I continue medicine? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I needed some information on the Susten 100 tablets taken during pregnancy
Doctor:Please proceed with the query.
User:I am pregnant [8 weeks completed]. Last week I had a slight spotting. But till the time I reached doctor the spotting was gone. I had my early pregnancy scan done.
User:No bleeding was seen inside and the os closed
User:The doctor suggested to take susten 100 twice a day for 10 days.
User:After a week I had an appointment with the doctor again.
User:and they suggested to continue with the medicine untill 12 weeks
User:I mean until I am 12 weeks pregnancy completed
User:That was the only day I had such kind of spotting and that i did not have even a drop It was just the walls had it and when I wiped it showed the blood.
User:even till date I dont have any issue
User:Is it necessary that I should continue taking susten 100?
User:As I feel a lot vomiting and irritated after taking the tablet
User:Also does it have any side effects on my baby?
Doctor:I understand your concern. Thanks for giving a detailed history.
Doctor:Let me brief you regarding this.
Doctor:Spotting during first trimester is considered as a higher chance for miscarriage.
Doctor:The commonest cause to have a miscarriage is reduced progesterone levels.
Doctor:And that is the reason progesterone supplementation is done whenever there is a spotting or bleeding in the first trimester.
Doctor:In most cases, the bleeding or spotting stops when the supplementation is done.
User:But in my case the spotting stopped even before taking the supplement
Doctor:In your case, your treating Gynecologist must have felt it necessary to continue the medication.
Doctor:May be it was given to prevent further spotting or bleeding.
User:Yes that is the reason I took it for the 10days duration which thay had specified
User:but now again they want me to continue till 12 weeks
Doctor:Did you discuss the matter with your gynaecologist?
User:Is it fine if I stop taking it now and take it only if I get spotting anytime?
User:But she still recommended to take it as she does not want to see any risk
Doctor:I understand the difficulty you are facing. But I am sorry to say that, only the decision of stopping a medication can be done by your treating gynaecologist.
Doctor:That is because, he/she will be the best person to make the decision.
User:ok. But is there any side effects of susten 100 on the baby?
Doctor:No. There is no side effect of susten reported till now, on the foetus.
User:ok Thanks.
User:I hope this chat will not be displayed for any other logged in users in XXXXXXX
Doctor:In case you are having sever nausea and vomiting, please do report back to your gynaecologist.
Doctor:No. Chats will be kept confidential.
User:ok Thanks.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Hope I had been able to guide you to your satisfaction.
User:Yes. Thank you
Doctor:Please do not worry.
Doctor:It is safe.
User::) ok
User:Thanks again
Doctor:Is there anything else I could help you on?
User:No. Thats all
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:Thank you
Doctor:Have a nice evening!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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