Are Saaz, Wysolone, HCQS and Shelcal safe during pregnancy?
My wife taking below mentioned drugs for Inflammatory arthritis
saaz 500 mg 1-1-1,
Wysolene 2.5mg (Alternative days ),
HCQS 200 mg 0-0-1,
Shelcal 500mg 0-0-1.
She is pregnant now 4-5 weeks completed. Is it safe have all above drugs during pregnancy ?
Note: Gynecologist advised that HCQS and Saaz are not safe during pregnancy.
Only Shelcal is safe.
Thank you for posting the question.
I have gone through the medical history of your wife in detail.
Out of the drugs that she is presently taking, HCQS and Saaz are strictly contraindicated as these are known to cause abnormalities and anomalies in the baby.
Wysolone, comparatively safer, but still it can cause hormonal changes in the mother as well as baby and hence it would be better if she avoids taking it.
Only Shelcal is safe to be taken and she should continue to take it during pregnancy.
I hope the answer was useful.
Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have.
Rhematologist may reduce the dosage or advise to take alternative drugs which are very safe at during pregnancy.
Please i am awaiting for your reply.
Better to avoid abortion.
Yes, abortion now will cause pregnancy issues in later age.It is always better to avoid abortion.
You can ask a rheumatologist for safer drugs in pregnancy but as far as I know,all anti - rheumatic drugs are harmful and no such safer drug is available at present.
My suggestion would be- If the arthritis pain is bearable,continue with pregnancy.
For minimal pain, you can apply local ayurvedic/herbal oils.
Paracetamol is well tolerated and she can take it whenever the pain is more.
Avoid all other drugs. Shelcal should be continued.
Consult your gynecologist doctor before taking a final decision.
Dr. Mahaveer Patil , Orthopaedic Surgeon
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