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Pregnant prescribed with duphaston. Why is it taken in early pregnancy? Any side effects?

I am 23 years old and 10 weeks pregnant . My doctor prescribed Duphaston 10 mg tablet Two/day.I am bit confused as to why I was asked to take this drug when I am pregnant. are there a particular reasons to take this drug during early stages of pregnancy? this is my first preganancy Are there side effect for this midicine to me or my Baby either it is baby girl or Boy ? please advice
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Duphaston is micronized progesterone advised in pregnancy when there is suspected progesterone deficiency. Progesterone is essential for maintenance of the pregnancy. Lack of progesterone predisposes to threatened abortion. Duphaston is safe in pregnancy. The drug is usually given up to 14-16 weeks when the placenta takes over from the corpus luteum in maintaining the pregnancy. Hope your doubt is clarified. Good luck.
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