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Can i get pregnant if taking duromine?
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:34 PM
I have been taking duromine for almost 3 months to lose my excess weight before TTC.
I am interested in knowing if i can actually get pregnant whilst on them. My GP is aware i am on them as she prescribed them to me.
Has anyone fallen pregnant whilst on duromine?
Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:13 PM
Your pharmasist or doctor will be able to tell you if this is safe, but the general info is no it's not recommended for use, there are safer alternatives and it's category B which means it should only be used if necessary for the mother's continued good health.
I found a quick bit of info on the victorian better health (government website): more info here http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/b...af/2371147?openThese should be discussed with your doctor or the weight loss team you are working with. Many health professionals who work in the area would recommend a period of three to six months following your duromine program before considering pregnancy, especially to make sure that you maintain a healthy weight over this time. They may also recommend a health check and pre-conception blood tests after this period to make sure your body is well prepared for your second child.
Duromine is category B3. These drugs aren't recommended for use in pregnancy unless vital to the mothers continued health. This is what that cateogry means: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of child-bearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human foetus having been observed. Studies in animals have shown evidence of an increased occurrence of foetal damage, the significance of which is considered uncertain in humans.
Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:33 PM
Duromine is an amphetamine (speed) like stimulant, I would NOT be taking it if I was TTC.
Edited by Petrar, 26 October 2011 - 04:41 PM.
Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:38 PM
Anectdotal, but the 2 woemn I knew that got pregnant whilst on Duromine both had early miscarriages.
Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:55 PM
I have fallen pregnant on Duromine, which ended in a MC (whether or not linked I have NO idea)
Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:01 PM
Friend of mine got pregnant while taking it and had a MC.
Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:06 PM
I would not be taking Duromine while TTC...I had bad side effects taking it not long ago...
Its amphetamine based...not good for baby...or me as I found out...
Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:55 PM
Both this and your other question are questions for your dr, not a group of internet randoms.
If you want the best for you and any baby you might conceive, its worth a visit to your dr, no?
Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:29 PM
I don't know but all I do know that the 2 mths I was taking it I had messed up weird AF's. They weren't proper ones with flow - just watery like and I am not pregnant as I tested a week after with a BFN. I am now not taking Duromine and am waiting to see if my AF returns to normal this month and if so then I would say it was definitely the Duromine messing me up.
I liked the weight loss on it but didn't like the feelings it gave me. I would speak to your chemist or doctor again.
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