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Can I continue taking atarax prescribed for itching during pregnancy ?

i am 34 yrs old i ahve a 8 yrs old son...i wish to have my second baby but for the last 7 yrs i was taking the atarax pills 2mg...but i used to take half of it ...last week i stopped taken it but the problem is that im itching thats what happens everytime i try to stop it ..what can i do can i still keep taking a piece of it? yesterday i also start the folic acid
Mon, 23 Jan 2012
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Dear Joslin,
I would suggest you to contact dermatologist for your itching. I am surprised that you are taking atarax pills for so long.Hope it was under medical supervision.You can start on folic acid . However, if you do not conceive within next 6 months, you should contact a gynaecologist.

All the Best.

Dr Madhuri
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hi,joslin
sudden stop of medicins can cause some effect on body, as you are taking it since 7 yrs your body is used to it, so reduced the dose gradually. consult your gynac for this.
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