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Is it safe to take levamisole while pregnant or breastfeeding

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Not enough safety information on it that i can find. I would just stay away from it.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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NO!!!!: What are you taking levamisole for? It is no longer used in human health, and was taken off the market because of its dangers. Levamisole has recently... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No.: In the us ; canada, ketrax (levamisole) has two uses: deworming livestock ; as an adulterant for cocaine. It was removed from the us market in 2000 ; ... 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Joslyn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Qvar is an inhaler steroid used to treat asthma. It is one of the preferred steroids for used in pregnancy noted by the american college of ob/gyn. ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Yes it is safe to take. Like all medications try to avoid unless you really need them. Most of the nausea and vomitting of pregnancy resolves by 8 t... Read More
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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Animal studies show that it is not associated with birth defects. It is assumed that this drug passes into breast milk and the effect on infants is un... Read More
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
No: Forteo changes your parathyroid hormone levels. It has never been tested in pregnancy. The prescription of the drug is essentially incompatible with t... Read More

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