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is it safe to take water pills for swelling while pregnant

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not advisable: Water pills are given for too much fluid accumulating in your lungs or legs due to heart or kidney problems. Generally the fluid that pregnant women ... Read More

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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Swelling of LE's: many reasons -Congestive heart failure -incompetent veins in the LE's - keeping your legs down prevent fluids from going back into circulation - ... Read More
A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
45 years experience Podiatry
Need to know cause: You need to know what is causing the edema in order to treat it. There are some forms of edema known as lymphedema that is very difficult to get rid ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There : There is a lot that is not known here. Don't know how long you have been on a trial of the current medication regimen. Don't know how high your blood ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on which one: Hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene, & Amiloride do not cause birth defects per some studies. Older studies raised concerns that thiazide diuretics might ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This is an iron supplement and your multivitamin will have some in it. If you are still anemic your doctor may ask you to take additional iron supple ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you have a condition that your doctor thinks Prednisone is necessary to treat, it is safe during pregnancy.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is safe to take loperamid (immodium), but avoid bismuth-containing products like pepto-bismol, they contain salicylates which is an Aspirin compoun ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. M Gray-Swain
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, h ... Read More
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kline
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Joslyn
37 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: While some antibiotics are not safe in pregnancy, you can be assured your OB would not prescribe unsafe antibiotics during your pregnancy. It's import ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No!: Quinapril can cause birth defects. Please tell your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy so that you can switch to another medication. None of the a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I recommend taking Benadryl or tylenol (acetaminophen) pm for sleep aid. There are prescription medications like Ambien that are safe when taken occas ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Kingsley III
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mostly Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) Sinus, Sudafed, Robitussin, ZiCam, and Mucinex are all generally safe in pregnancy. Very important to avoid aspirin and ibupro ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Acetaminophen (tylenol) is your friend during pregnancy. You can take up to 4 g per day. This equates to 2 extra strength tablets 4 times per day.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes it is safe.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Restasis is a diluted version of cyclosporine, which is a drug used to prevent organ transplant rejection. Although highly improbable that this eye-d ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Do not take: Continue to take birth control pills if you are pregnant.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Speak with your physician first and clarify the medications that you must take. There are allergy medications that are class b in pregnancy and as bes ... 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Do you mean nifedipine? See prior answer.

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