Can You Take Itching C Category While You Are Pregnant?
Good morning doctor. At the moment I am undergoing a pregnant program with a doctor, I am currently taking an obstetric fertility drug. But at the same time I experience itching on my fingers due to allergies, my dermatologist provides oral medication and topical cream. (Alloris + Sanexon ,, and mefurosan cream) I am searching on the internet about drugs given by dermatologists as a category C for pregnancy. Should I continue to take medication from a dermatologist or I consult again with my obstetrician? Thanks for your attention and answers from your doctor .
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. It is true that there is a categorization of which drugs are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The category starts from A, B, C, D and X, where A is the safest and X is absolutely not given to pregnant and lactating women. It needs to be understood that not necessarily over-the-counter medicines are safe. Although the label is green or blue, which means it can be purchased without a doctor's prescription, it can be categorized as C or D. So for pregnant women, do not take any medicine except those given or approved by a gynecologist.
Regarding your question, again this categorization is for pregnant and lactating women, because for pregnant women, the medicine can enter fetal blood circulation, and for nursing mothers, the medicine can enter breast milk and then be taken by the baby. So if you are not pregnant, it is still limited to a pregnant program, no problem taking the drug if it is deemed necessary. Because it is not possible to harm the fetus if the fetus does not yet exist.
Say you are already pregnant, medicine class C can actually still be consumed, but that if there is no other choice and with the supervision and approval of a gynecologist, it should not be consumed alone. So routinely check your pregnancy, if you are pregnant immediately stop using the drug, and always consult a gynecologist for any complaints during pregnancy. So, hopefully answering your question.