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Prescribed Duphaston to avoid miscarriage. Stopped as banned in several countries. Worried about birth defects?

Hi, a doctor here in Dubai prescribed Duphaston for me since I had a miscarriage prior to this pregnancy. ( I have three healthy children already) I have been taking it for three weeks, but I have decided to stop today after reading it is banned in the US, UK, and some other western countries. I will be 13 weeks in 2 days. Do you think I should be worried now about cleft palate and other birth defects?
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Hello, Duphaston is nothing but progesterone.It actually supplements the progesterone level in the body to maintain pregnancy.As you had history of miscarriage this drug is given to maintain pregnancy

It is absolutely safe in dont worry .It doesnt cause birth defects.It has minor side effects likegastro-intestinal disturbances, skin rashes , loss of libido, acne, fluid retention,mental depression etc.,
Duphaston should be avoided in cardiovascular, renal or hepatic impairment, diabetes mellitus, asthma, epilepsy and migraine.

So you consult your doctor for further clarification.take care
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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