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Pregnant. Premature contractions. Given diprospan. Is it harmful?

Hi! I m on my 34th week of pregnancy and has been having on and off premature contractions. I was given diprospan to prepare baby s lungs.. I be been taking duvadilan for contractions. Is it still safe to continue taking it after having the steroids? Didn t want to really stop taking it for fear of giving birth early. Would want my baby to reach full term at least..
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Hello
thanks for your query
Normally, duvadilan or other tocolytics are given till the steroids take action, and then stopped , as there is no recommendation that long term tocolysis.
Steroids act within 24 - 48 hours, and then effect persists till 7 days.
You have to take duvadilan as long as your obstetrician prescribes and then stop it as advised.
take care.
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Aarti Abraham's  Response
Mar 2013
Hello
thanks for your query
Normally, duvadilan or other tocolytics are given till the steroids take action, and then stopped , as there is no recommendation that long term tocolysis is of any benefit to the baby or mother.
Steroids act within 24 - 48 hours, and then effect persists till 7 days.
You have to take duvadilan as long as your obstetrician prescribes and then stop it as advised.
take care.
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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