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is it safe to use alpha lipoic acid when nursing

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Should be safe: And not increase risk of DVT
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Absolutely`: Very good but please remember that vitamins all work together in a team relationship so just taking one on its own may unbalance the team.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Almost certainly: Alpha lipoic acid is always in our bodies as we synthesize it. It's very safe without serious side effects. Like most supps. Research hasn't been done ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
CoQ 10 ALA: Yes. Thesexare safe together.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Retinoids are not acceptable. But Alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic acid and Lactic Acid are all thought to be safe.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Retinoic acid is the active ingredient in Accutane, a drug used to treat severe acne. This chemical has been found to be significantly dangerous throu ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not enough evidence.: There is not a lot of data or good studies to say that it is "safe" to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding. On the other hand, there is not any d ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hyalouronic acid: As a general rule i would avoid taking esoteric things like hyaluronic acid while nursing since we don't know what long effects it will have on the b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why?: Why do you want to take these supplements. Neither is providing any benefit to you.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Topical agents with 1% salicylic acid, (used in small amounts) shouldn't be a problem while on diamox. Good that you asked, always exercise caution wi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Vitamin c is safe in pregnancy. If you take too much, you may get diarrhea from it.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It is not: recommended to take this while nursing.It may be harmful.
A 89-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not recommended: This FDA Pregnancy Category D - so it isn't recommended. It can be associated with risk for significant risks to the fetus.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not studied, none of this class of drugs is.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: You're fine.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO : Don't be a fool. The most common known cause for birth defects is excessive synthetic vitamin a which is in many vitamin preparations. This product wi ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Probably safe: Please speak with your own physician about this first. There are no problems with alpha-lipoic acid or nac and quetiapine, but there's a possible int ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Ubiquanol: I am unaware of any literature that progibits use of ubiquanol with thyroid medicine. If you are pregnant, congratulations, you still can take ubiquan ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Comments: External ointments will not get absorbed into circulation unless applied over broken or cracked skin. Deplin contains high dose biologically active f ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not in pill form: Beta-carotene can be found in carrots, sweet potatoes, etc. It is wise to include such vegetables in your diet. However, don't take beta-carotene in p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Creams/lotions/powders that you apply to the skin are not absorbed in significant quantities so they are fine to use when breastfeeding. This assumes ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: We really don't recommend it. Which is hard since most acne gets worse during pregnancy. Retin-a is similar to vitamin a and you can overdose on vitam ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Selenium sulfide is used in topical creams (for dermatitis, or "rash") and shampoos (notably selsun blue, for dandruff). The easy answer is yes and t ... Read More
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