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What causes hands/legs shivering after taking utodin for muscle contractions during pregnancy?

hi, my wife is currently pregnant in week 26. Today all of a sudden she started experiencing severe muscle contractions and her gynacologist adviced her to take UTODIN tablet. She took now and she started experiencing shivering of hands and legs. Please let me know if his normal and what are the side effects of taking this tablet in week 26. Baby growth and rest all are completely normal.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014
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Dear member,

Thanks for writing to healthcare magic.

The drug prescribed is ritodrine which is used to decrease early Labour pain.

Most women will have some tremors but extreme dizziness is not safe.
What is the cause of this early Labour?? Has urine infection been ruled out??
I recommend that she undergoes the following tests at earliest.
Hb, complete hemogram,
Urine routine examination, urine culture.
The drug does not have any significant side effects on baby. In fact if it prolongs the pregnancy it's good for baby.
Please mention dosage.
Write back with reports
Thanks
Dr Bhagyashree
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What causes hands/legs shivering after taking utodin for muscle contractions during pregnancy?

Dear member, Thanks for writing to healthcare magic. The drug prescribed is ritodrine which is used to decrease early Labour pain. Most women will have some tremors but extreme dizziness is not safe. What is the cause of this early Labour?? Has urine infection been ruled out?? I recommend that she undergoes the following tests at earliest. Hb, complete hemogram, Urine routine examination, urine culture. The drug does not have any significant side effects on baby. In fact if it prolongs the pregnancy it s good for baby. Please mention dosage. Write back with reports Thanks Dr Bhagyashree