Is it safe to consume Sorbitol while 6 week pregnant?
Patient :Am 6 week pregnant and doctor recommended Sorbitol and tricholine citrate. However, after browsing through web, i became a bit confused whether i shall consume this or not?
Last time i suffered with abortion (though i had not consumed sorbitol and tricholine last time).
Can you pl assist?
Writing on behalf of wife
Thanks in advance
Thanks for the query.
I understand your concern.
Sorbitol and tricholine citrate combination is used as a laxative.
Though this combination of drugs is not specified under pregnancy category.
Better to avoid this as tricholine citrate belongs to category D drugs in pregnancy, means there is some possible risk to the fetus.
Instead, you can prefer lactulose containing laxatives, which belongs to category B drugs in pregnancy, means animal studies have failed to demonstrate adverse effects on fetus whereas sufficient human studies are lacking.
So, please discuss with your doctor and follow her advice.
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