The Use Of Drugs That Are Safe For Pregnant Women?
Hello, I just got pregnant and I was given the drug Salbron 2mg Salbutamol Sulfate, what is the function of this drug? Is it safe for pregnant women? because when searching again this drug is more for asthma medication, please info, because I am worried, because this is a new pregnancy, thank you.
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Salbutamol is a drug from the short acting beta agonist (SABA) class of agonists given to treat bronchospasm (narrowing of the airways) due to diseases such as asthma and COPD. Some other indications of the use of this drug are to overcome muscle paralysis as in (periodic paralysis due to hyperkalemia), and can also be used as a tocolytic agent (a drug used to prevent preterm labor).
Salbutamol is included in category C drugs, which are drugs that in animal studies show side effects on the fetus, but there are no adequate studies on humans. This category of medicine should only be used if the benefits of drug administration outweigh the risk of side effects.
You should always discuss using medicines with your obstetrician. Your doctor will certainly not give you medication without any specific indication. If you are in doubt about the indication of drug administration, you can confirm directly with the doctor who prescribed the drug for you.
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