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Should I still take duphaston? I'm 12 weeks 4 days now.

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I was on duphaston during early pregnancy for 10 days because in 7week USG fetal heart rate was 82. Follow up after 1 week it was 142. After that stopped taking them for about 3 weeks. Then I changed gynaec. Now the doctor again prescribed it for another 15 days saying once I take it I need to continue for 14-16 weeks. Would there be complications due to this intermittent use? Should I still take it. I'm 12 weeks 4 days now. And never had spotting.

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replied September 6th, 2012
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A38428
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Duphaston is usually given during early pregnancy and advised to continue during first trimester to avoid miscarriage. If there is risk detected, you should continue taking the medication prescribed. Continue to take it until you complete 16 weeks gestation. Get anomaly scan done after 16 weeks (usually done between 16-20 weeks gestation), to rule out anomalies or defects. If you are worried, you can consider taking second opinion from another gynecologist.
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