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A lot of IVF patients are very worried about taking any medication at all during the 2ww( two week wait).

 

For example, if they get a cough or a cold or a diarrhea, they're not sure whether it's safe to take medicines to treat this.

 

The reason is they're worried that these medicines will have an adverse effect on the embryo which is in their uterus. They know that some medications are dangerous during pregnancy , and are worried that these will harm their embryo.

 

The truth is that it's safe to take any medicine you need to during your 2ww, until your HCG test is positive.

 

This is because even though your embryo's inside your uterine cavity, it's still not implanted. Because it has not established a blood supply from you , the drugs you take will not be able to cause any harm to your embryo because they can't reach it through your blood stream.

 

This is why you don't need to worry at all !

 

Just like women continue taking medications after having sex in their bedroom, there's no reason for you to take any special precautions about any medicines after the embryo transfer either.

 

 
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Source : https://blog.drmalpani.com/2019/12/why-its-safe-to-take-medications-after.html
Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.
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