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Pregnant. Took norethisterone. What would be Side effects on child?

doctor i have taken norethisterone 5mg one medicine early in morning with empty stomach for 6 continuous days in pregency (5th-6 th)week of pregnancy.actually my period date was 14th of month and i have taken medicine from 17th -22th date of march for delaying the period at that time i don't know that i was pregnant,now i am worried.what would be the sideeffects of taking this medicine on the baby child
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Norethisterone causes virilization of the female fetus if administered in high doses at the time when external genitalia are formed,i.e., from day 45 of the pregnancy onward when sexual differentiation starts. Since you consumed very less of the drug and for a very short interval, there may not be any harm to the baby. You should report this to the attending doctor and ask for an anomalies scan later. Wish you safe motherhood.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sunil 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Norethisterone is synthetic hormone similar to progesterone.It helps regulate the healthy growth and normal shedding of the uterus lining it is also used in the treatment of menstrual disorders such as irregular or painful menstrual periods, premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis.
It is contraindicated in Pregnancy and lactation, in later stage of pregnancy it may cause cause bladder problems in boys and ambiguous gender in girls. There is no known evidence of hazards in early pregnancy. So do not worry and regularly visit your doctor during pregnancy for evaluation.
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