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doxycycline birth defects

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
It has in some cases: Doxycycline is a type of tetracycline. It has been assigned to the pregnancy category d, indicating that animal studies have revealed this can injure ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: They are usually avoided in pregnancy but not a problem for the fetus in the first 12-18 wks.
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
MEDS IN PREGNANCY: Both Doxycycline and tetracycline fall in pregnancy safety category-d. It means: there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the potential ben ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ifeoma Nnaji
15 years experience Family Medicine
Contraindications : Doxycycline is contraindicated in pregnancy. It is category D - life threatening. I'll advise that you stop the med immediately if you are pregnant a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Should not be problm: Tetracycline is avoided in later pregnancy and childhood due to its interference with bone mineralization.Recorded use in the first trimester has not ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Safe in moderation: It is wise to be cautious re: the use of all herbs in the 1st trimester ; yes, too much ginger may be harmful. Research shows up to 1000 mg a day in d ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Ginger: There is no real evidence to substantiate the idea that too much ginger can cause birth defects.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Abnormal tissue Form: In simplistic terms a bd might be considered any abnormality found in a baby at birth. A better, more specific idea is a failure of a tissue or struct ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Alcohol: The avoidable agent best known for producing a variety of birth defects is alcohol.The spectrum of defects varies considerably with the amount consume ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Insufficient folate (folic acid) in the mother's diet has been linked to neural tube birth defects.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Environment: although some birth defects are inherited others come from harmful environmental factors, and others are a result from complex interaction of genes an ... Read More

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