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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: robyn | 2007/03/27

Q.

bronchitis during pregnancy

My friend is pregnant and has had bronchitis for about 2 weeks now.Her Gyn told her to take Gripon but the chemist said this is not safe.She now doesnt know what to do.Will it affect the baby if she gets worse and doesnt take anything?should she take the Gripon as told?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

She should certainly not take any medicines that have the potential to harm her unborn baby. The pharmacist was quite right. She must use the mildest of medicines for her flu and her pharmacist will advise her about this.

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