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is it safe to take rabies vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding

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Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The disease or risk of disease is usually fatal. No problems have been found with administering the vaccine to pregnant or breast feeding women.

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A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No data: It's use is so sporadic that we have no long term studies on use in pregnancy or breastfeeding. That said, available vaccines are made from inactivate ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes it is safe: I assume you are asking about rabies. In order for you to transmit rabies to your child through breast feeding- you would have to be sick with the vir ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The only thing that would make the vaccine inactive would be if it is somehow heated to near body temp; room temp, unless as hgh as in the 80's F wou ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, IgG is safe: Immune globulin (igg) is concentrated antibodies, and helps protect against a variety of infections. It is safe for pregnant women, breastfeeding moms ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Nope & Unknown: If you're pregnant, you should not get the zostavax vaccine [it's a live virus]. After you get the vaccine, you should wait 3 months before you get pr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: It is a category c drug. Shown harmful in some animal studies, unknown if fully safe in humans. Use with caution, benefits may outweigh risks.
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A member asked:
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 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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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Death or disability: We lost 2 pregnant moms during the 2009 flu outbreak in my medium sized town. Flu is potentially deadly during pregnancy and the inactivated flu injec ... Read More
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A 48-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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Stick to community-based fluoridated water or Fluoride toothpaste. I do not believe you have to do more than these options. Furthermore, these two o ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This is the generic name for tamiflu (oseltamivir). Having the flu and its complications during pregnancy is much more dangerous than the very small r ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
27 years experience Pediatrics
No for breastfeeding: Atripla is used to treat hiv. According to the current recommendations in the United States, mothers who are HIV positive are advised not to breastf ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There is evidence of birth defects in animal studies and is also not recommended when breastfeeding.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not enough safety information on it that i can find. I would just stay away from it.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: While these kinds of drugs do cross the placenta and can damage fetal kidneys, if they are needed to treat a serious infection in the mother then they ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
What are Rells?: I can't find any information about rells...?
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe not.: Oxamniqine is a medication used to treat parasitic infections. The medication is not available in the USA. It is listed as a catagory C medication d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is important to keep your asthma well controlled in pregnancy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Yes topical cortisone like medications are safe to use in pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

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