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Is it safe to take mebendazole while pregnant or breastfeeding

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably Safe.: Mebendazole is used to treat intestinal parasites such as pinworms, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. It can be used, if needed, during pregnancy ... Read More
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Mebendazole is compatible with breast feeding, however, safety of Mebendazole use during pregnancy has to be proved.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Limited data: Although there is limited data, the drug is poorly excreted in breastmilk, and therefore deamed to be safe. Some sudies shows no adverse effects on b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
What are Rells?: I can't find any information about rells...?
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
68 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
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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
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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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
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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