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Trying for conception. Taking ascoril and erythromycin for cough and throat infection. Are these safe in pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:am trying for pregnancy and taking infertility treatment - follicular study
User:am on
User:Day 20 now
User:using Progynova , Duphaston medicines
User:am getting severe cough , Can i use cough syrup along with those medicines
Doctor:Yes you can .
Doctor:Though take it only if bad cough as you may be pregnant.
Doctor:Cough also needs to be suppressed for better chances of conception.
User:Someone told that I shouldn't use cough or cold related medicines which will impact on pregnancy chances
Doctor:Well women keep getting coughs and colds during pregnancy-usually no adverse effect is seen with these medicines.
User:Ascoril - is it ok to use?
Doctor:If taken in limits it is beneficial as cough itself may interfere with pregnancy.
User:oh ok ok
Doctor:ascoril has many constituents of medicines.
Doctor:During pregnancy it is better to take one medicine at the most
User:am currently using Erithromycin for throat infection
User:and Ascoril syrup for cough
Doctor:I think there is an anti-allergic that is usually prescribed for vomiting of pregnancy.
Doctor:you can safely take that medicines
User:okay thanks doctor
Doctor:I have doubt with erithromycin
User:what else can be taken for throat infection?
Doctor:You need to consult with your gynecologist before you take a medicine.
User:sure doctor
User:Thanks for the suggestion
Doctor:amoxicillin is considered a better alternative.
Doctor:Doxylamine is an antiallergic that has been extensively tested on pregnant women and is considered safe.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no doctor
Doctor:Hope I addressed your concerns.
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