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Pregnant. Given dubagest, folgel plus, argitas, gen d3 for 2 months. Is so many tablets necessary?

hi, my wife became pregnant in December 2012. The gynecologist has advised dubagest 200 thrice daily for 2months, folgel plus -1 tablet per day for 2 months, argitas- 1 pack daily 2 months, gen d3 60k -1 every week for 2 months. It is to be noted my wife was diagnosed with typhoid in november 2012 and was under medication for the same when she became pregnant. I would like to know : whether so many medicines are necessary and whether or not it will have adverse effects on child
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
This is good news that she is pregnant and under care of Gynecologist.
If there are no major vomiting , it is good to take very good diet of protein,carbohydrate and fats with fresh fruits and green vegetable.
You must understand some supplements required in even normal pregnancy, as dubagest which help to carry pregnancy avoids miscarriages.
Folic acid helps in preventing neural tube defect in the fetus
Some amino acid and vitamin and calcium and Iron supplement is also required and prescribed.
One precaution that calcium can interfere with absorption of Iron so they can be taken at different time morning and evening.
Wish you a safe motherhood.
Good Luck.

Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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