The Use Of Drugs That Contain Mineral Supplements For Pregnant Women?
Afternoon, I am Neng Asti at the age of 22, now I am 38 weeks pregnant. Yesterday I went to the obstetrician and after I checked I was prescribed several drugs, one of which was Asta Plus, I took 2x but because I was curious about its function I looked for information about the drug and it was stated that the drug should not be taken by pregnant women because it can cause developmental disorders in the fetus, so I have nothing to do with my uterus, I ask for your explanation regarding the use of these drugs.
Hello Neng Asti,
Asta Plus itself is a supplement containing astaxanthin 4 mg and selenium 15 mcg.
Astaxanthin is a reddish pigment component that can be found in carotenoids. This component has properties and functions as an antioxidant that can prevent cell damage and can improve the body's immune system function. In a dose of 4 mg, included in the safe dose of astaxanthin consumption (4-40 mg per day). But the level of safety of this component in pregnancy is still not enough information.
Selenium is a mineral component that can be consumed from water, food, and medicine. Selenium can be found from crabs, liver, right, chicken, and wheat. Selenium can function as an antioxidant to prevent cell damage. The safety level of selenium can be said to be "possibly safe" in pregnancy and breastfeeding if consumed below 400 mcg per day.
For more information regarding the consideration of this supplement, you can consult back to the doctor or related obstetrician. Avoid taking drugs or changing drugs without doctor's instructions.
Hopefully this information helps you,