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Wanna to be safe with pregnancy

Patient: I’m only 3 weeks pregnant and i want to know if it’s alright to drink sobe elixir I heard it has hibiscus which isn’t safe I’d this true

 

 

Symptoms: Pregnancy 3 weeks

 

 

Doctor: Hello,If your pregnancy is confirmed , then no form of medicines be it ayurvedic , natural , or even allopathic shoul d be used unless it is pregnancy safe. Secondly no medication is advised for first 14 weeks of pregnancy except tab folic acid daily , and if required an antiemetic called doxinate which is pregnancy safe.Hibiscus usage per se has not be studied and its better not to use it.I hope i have answered your query in detail,wishing you good health,regards

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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