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Is it safe to take b3 while pregnant or breastfeeding

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: The b vitamins are safe in pregnancy. They are in prenatal vitamins and you may not need more. If you take a lot of b vitamins, you may have some dis... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: Niacin (vitamin b3) is classified with a "c" rating for pregnancy (a being the safest) because there has been fetal harm in animal studies. There is ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Rells??: Please be more specific as I am unable to find this in any database. If you have a hard time finding the item or no data on pregnancy risks, then avoi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Do you mean Prezista (darunavir): Prezista (darunavir) is a category c drug. Caution advised but the benefits may out weigh risks in some patients.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
PREGNANCY: Yes, you can eat pretzels while pregnant or breatfeeding.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
No: Do you mean misoprostol? Not safe if you are pregnant. This will lead to a potential miscarriage.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uncertain: Most experts recommend against it in pregnacy as it can cause a decrease in uterine tone and colic in babies when nursing.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: If you are asking whether or not you can take vitamins while pregnant or breastfeeding then the answer is yes. It is recommended that pregnant women ... Read More
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Dr. David Kline
Dr. David Klineanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: Solodyne is a tetracycline antibiotic commonly used for acne treatment. In pregnancy and nursing it can pass through to the fetus and cause a discolo... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Category C: Nisoldipine carries a pregnancy category c warning. This means it is dangerous to fetal animals but has no data in humans. Therefore, its use is left... Read More
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Dr. Deborah Metzger
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Paromomycin is a medication used to treat intestinal parasites. It is classified as pregnancy class c which means that either animal studies show a p... Read More
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Yes but only under the direction of a doctor and usually for very specific medical problems only.

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