Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Prescribed Duphaston to avoid miscarriage. Stopped as banned in several countries. Worried about birth defects?

Hi, a doctor here in Dubai prescribed Duphaston for me since I had a miscarriage prior to this pregnancy. ( I have three healthy children already) I have been taking it for three weeks, but I have decided to stop today after reading it is banned in the US, UK, and some other western countries. I will be 13 weeks in 2 days. Do you think I should be worried now about cleft palate and other birth defects?
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  1400
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, Duphaston is nothing but progesterone.It actually supplements the progesterone level in the body to maintain pregnancy.As you had history of miscarriage this drug is given to maintain pregnancy

It is absolutely safe in dont worry .It doesnt cause birth defects.It has minor side effects likegastro-intestinal disturbances, skin rashes , loss of libido, acne, fluid retention,mental depression etc.,
Duphaston should be avoided in cardiovascular, renal or hepatic impairment, diabetes mellitus, asthma, epilepsy and migraine.

So you consult your doctor for further clarification.take care
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor