List of Routine Antenatal Drugs in Ghana ….Pregnancy drugs in Ghana… Let us look at the prenatal drugs and vitamins every Ghanaian pregnant woman must take.
ROUTINE DRUGS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN IN GHANA 🤰🔥🔥
Routine drugs in pregnancy are majorly nutritional supplements.This means what the body ought to produce by itself. However, because of increased demands and removal of subsidy due to pregnancy, there may be scarcity of these nutrients. And so, it has been deemed safe to give these nutrients as supplements during the pregnancy period.
1. FOLIC ACID💊
This here is the most common pregnancy related supplement, and women are not generally tested to know whether they are short of it or not. Since it’s beneficial to everyone, and it is rare to have an overdose, then, women are advised to take it before during and after pregnancy.
Why you ask?
Folic acid contains folate, which helps in building up the neural tube (has to do with nervous system) of a baby.
You see this nervous system, it controls everything in the body, and is linked up with the spine and brain.
So, a drug as small as folic acid will help to reduce the risk of wrongly formed nervous system.
You say you dey vomit? Put ya folic acid inside Eba, or use orange juice or something.
2. FERROUS SULFATE (IRON TABLET💊, FESOLATE)
This here melecine, na to help with blood o. As we all know na😁. Many Ghanaian women get tested regularly and may not eventually need it, but to be safe, it’s best to take a tablet a day, especially in third trimester, when it’s like the whole community is using your blood with you.
Never ever take it with tea or coffee or cocoa drinks, , ovaltine…, Bournvita…, as the caffeine in them will dambaru the work of your iron tablets. You can use orange juice, or water if e dey go down. No, don’t use coke or fanta or Pepsi either.
3. THE WONDERFUL CALCIUM
Calcium is essential for strong bone formation and proper functioning of your nerves and heart. Calcium and vitamin D go hand in hand. If you use calcium, but you don’t have enough vitamin d, it may not be absorbed.
In our part of the world, Ghana, virtually everyone has exposure to the sun, and so, we’re usually not short in vitamin D.
Although in most hospitals🏥, the doctors recommend natural sources of calcium foods like green vegetables, milk, butter, cheese, fish, meat, egg, etc
Other important antenatal drugs in Ghana include vitamin C, Vitamin B complex (to make you eat more), well woman and pregnacare plus.
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