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    Medicines to Avoid When Pregnant

    The rule about taking medicines during pregnancy is simple: Always ask your doctor first. That includes questions about prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. You should definitely not take some medicines. For others -- the yellow flags -- your doctor may need to weigh the risks and benefits to you and your baby. Here is a basic guide:

    Avoid:

    Ask Your Doctor:

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH on July 31, 2014

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