The Use Of Pain Medications For Pregnant Women?
Good afternoon, I am Lena, age 31. I am 19 weeks pregnant, currently I am experiencing pain in the buttocks muscle to the right thigh. pain.Is it safe now if I take it during pregnancy? Please explain, thank you.
Good afternoon Lenaaprilia, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
The drug that you are asking for is basically one of the drugs contained in ibuprofen and also paracetamol, both of which function as pain relievers.
If based on the pregnancy category issued by the FDA, the two fall into different categories, where:
Paracetamol tablets are included in category B (based on animal studies, not proven to cause fetal disability, but there are no specific studies on their use in groups of pregnant women), and this drug is the first choice drug in pregnant women to help overcome pain and also fever.
Ibuprofen tablets have 2 different categories, depending on gestational age. At the time of the first and second trimester of pregnancy, this drug belongs to category C (based on studies proven to cause disability in the fetus of experimental animals but there are no further studies in humans only recommended to be used if the effect is greater than the side effects), whereas at the time of the trimester thirdly, this drug belongs to category D (based on studies proven to cause fetal defects)
Although based on the FDA category and your current obstetric age the drug can be used, but it is highly recommended that you first consult with your obstetrician regarding its use, whether your condition really requires this drug or not, and whether the positive effect given by this drug is greater rather than its side effects on your current condition.
I hope this helps.