Taking medicine in pregnancy is a controversial topic. There’s no clear cut answer to “Is it safe to use medicine during pregnancy?” Healthcare providers typically don’t recommend that you use medicine unless the benefits of it outweigh the risk.
As a rule of thumb, however, it’s best that you avoid any medication (if possible) in the first trimester of pregnancy, since this is a vital time in fetal development, when the risk of birth defects is the highest. Try to avoid any medicine, whether over the counter or prescription, until the second trimester (after you are 14 weeks pregnant). [Read more…] about Medicine in Pregnancy: An Overview