I am a 33 years old eight mnths pregnant woman sufferinng from wheezing and cough. I use the inhaler foracort 200 (two puffstwice daily) from the 1st trimester and still contiuing . Now since i have a very bad chest infection the doctor adviced me with deriphyllin and Alaspan

Question (Posted on :  24 Feb 2009 )


I am a 33 years old eight mnths pregnant woman sufferinng from wheezing and cough. I use the inhaler foracort 200 (two puffstwice daily) from the 1st trimester and still contiuing . Now since i have a very bad chest infection the doctor adviced me with deriphyllin and Alaspan 10mg tablets to be taken at bed time. And also Nasopat nasal spray. I would lke to know if its of any harm to the baby. KIndly reply

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 26 Feb 2009 )


deriphylin is an smooth muscle relaxant.it does not affect your pregnant status but will affect when you go in for delivary,so adjust dosage with doctors consultation.others like alaspan is loratidine ,anti allergic(anti histaminic) not proved to affect fetus,and any nasal spray will get absorbed into your blood very less.


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