Can I Take Other Pregnancy-boosting Drugs That Are Not Prescribed?

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aya is currently 10w pregnant. When I consulted the doctor and did an ultrasound.. the doctor gave me a prescription for pregnancy boosters, he said, because I had cyst surgery, the position of the cyst on the ovary… the operation was not 1 year old. I was given a prescription from the doctor, but the medicine at the pharmacy there was empty, the pharmacy person told me to look for another pharmacy. But sorry, my doctor’s writing is not very clear. It’s not the wrong medicine… can I take another pregnancy boosting drug even though it’s not according to the doctor’s prescription? thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Juju,


Thank you for the question. One of the functions of the ovaries is to produce reproductive hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone. This hormone is also produced when a woman is pregnant. The presence of cysts in the ovaries can interfere with the production of this hormone and can interfere with pregnancy. Even though the cyst has been surgically removed, there is still a possibility that the hormone production has not been as expected to support your pregnancy. For this reason, obstetricians usually prescribe medications that contain hormones to help keep your pregnancy healthy. If the trademark of the drug prescribed by the doctor is not available, in general, as long as it is replaced with another trademark with the same drug content, it will not be a problem. You should not guess for yourself about the doctor's writing on the prescription. Usually if the pharmacist cannot read the doctor's writing, it is the pharmacist who will call the doctor to confirm the prescribed medication. If you are not sure, you should not take the risk, please consult your gynecologist again. In the meantime, continue to consume balanced nutritious foods for your baby's health. Avoid strenuous physical activity.


Hope this information is useful.


Dr. Aloisia

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