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8 weeks pregnant. Prescribed Susten, folic acid, ecospirin, argin sachets. Are all these medicines really necessary?

hi doctor, i am from india and i am 8 weeks pregnant and my doctor had given me ovipure hp 500 injection since the time i was 5 weeks pregnant, on a bi-weekly basis and she says will continue this. i do not have any history of miscarriage and this was my first unplanned pregnancy. my doctor has also given me medicines such as: susten 400 to be used as vaginal inserts twice a day folic acid 5mg once a day ecosprin 75 once a day argin sachets once a day but i would prefer having least medicines and keep the growth natural. my age is 28, height 5 feet 3in, weight 60kgs. let me know if i should continue with all the medicines, as i am aware that folic acid is a must. other than that do i really need to take the medicines? regards
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Hello Shraddha
thanks for your query.
Normal pregnancy requires folic acid and arginine sachets - as these are supplements.
Your gynecologist must have perceived some high risk factor during examination such as threatened miscarriage, decreased cervical length , uterine contractions etc due to which she has given such extensive medications.
Ovipure Hp is not required beyond 7 - 8 weeks, and that too in very high risk preganncies.
ALso, susten is progesterone which is needed as pregnancy support in high risk pregnancy.
Ecosprin is similarly given if you have prior history of miscarriages etc.
Please discuss with your gynecologist about the medciations, as I fail to see the reason for such a long prescription..
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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