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Are liquid paraffin and Avil safe during pregnancy?

Mar 2013
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Hi mam my cousin took avil tablet 25 mg 2 times one in her 6th week of pregnancy & another in 9th week of pregnancy for itching without consulting is there a problem now she is going for NT scan after 2 weeks

She took liquid paraffin & magnesium syrup for constipation once & also took ondansetron one time

My main concern is avil tablet & liquid paraffin kindly clarify me

If no problem seen in NT scan & then anamoly scan is it confirmed that no harm to fetus

Kindly reply me
Fri, 11 May 2018 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
As below

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Both liquid paraffin and Avil were taken in very small doses .
That is not likely to cause any harm to the baby.
If the anomaly scan is normal, you can be rest assured that the baby would be fine.
Please don't worry about very small occasional doses of medicines taken.
However, In future, please avoid taking any medications without consulting your gynecologist first.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further
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Follow-up: Are liquid paraffin and Avil safe during pregnancy? 45 minutes later
Tnk u mam
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
As below

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.
In future, please feel free to post direct questions to me, using the following link -
Take care.
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