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Rubella -Rovamycin Forte during last 2 months%u2019 pregnancy

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Hello Dr,

I need you expert suggestion for my below query

When I was in Dubai I had done few test on 5th NOV 2011 and it was found that I had Rubbella IgG antibody was 274.1 IU/ml

Now I am in India & my 8th month started

Yesterday I went to Dr here for routine check-up & they saw my Dubai Reports & told me that your rubella was High in NOV so they told me to take Rovamycin Forte for 10 days course.

I am not sure what rubella can cause & I need to know is it safe to take Rovamycin Forte during my last 2 months’ time of pregnancy ?

Most importantly, Is it safe to take Rovamycin Forte Tablets in my 8th months of pregnancy.

Is there any Risk factor involves if I take that for 10 days?

I will really appreciate your brief details on my above query

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replied March 1st, 2012
Pregnancy Answer A32209
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Use of medications affects fetal development and causes anomalies if taken during the first trimester. During entire pregnancy, medications can be prescribed if the benefits of taking them are greater than the risks involved. If you had been infected with Rubella (chronic infection) then it would have affected the fetus right in the beginning. The risks are high if mother gets infected during first and second trimester. The effects in fetus include constellation of symptoms constituting a syndrome that includes growth retardation, microcephaly (abnormally small head), cataracts, glaucoma, microphthalmia (abnormally small eyes), cardiovascular malformations, hearing loss, and mental retardation etc. Ultrasound scan done might help to reveal few of the anomalies, but most can be detected after baby is born. Get started on treatment as instructed by your treating gynecologist. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.

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