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Is chantix safe for women while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: Well, really the answer is we don't know. There is very little known about Chantix in pregnancy. So far the animal studies done show very little risks. Chantix is not recommended in breastfeeding, however. On the other hand, smoking is a huge risk to pregnancies. If Chantix is the best way to stop smoking, it may be better for you to take it for a short time to stop smoking.
Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
No: Chantix is not currently recommended for use in pregnancy as it has not been thoroughly studied. It is category c, and although many medications allowed in pregnancy fall into that category, in the case of Chantix you cannot be assured that it is a safe option during pregnancy or lactation. The nicotine patch may be an acceptable option.

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Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Yes: This is usually used for seizures. There are associated birth defects with it. However, not taking the drug and risking a seizure while pregnant is also problematic for mother and baby. If you need to be on this medication then you should take extra Folic Acid and will need some extra vitamin K during the last month of the pregnancy. It is ok with breastfeeding.
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Is halflytely safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Yes*: Halflytely is a laxative - fda class c , which means that animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. It is commonly used after c-sections and unlikely to be of major concern given the short duration of use.
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Is diltiazem safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Maybe not: As a general rule of thumb it is best to keep medication use to a minimum during pregnacy and lactation. Diltiazem was given a pregnancy category c rating because of potential problems in animal studies. When given to pregnant rabbits, mice, and rats, Diltiazem caused an increased risk of miscarriages and birth defects (especially skeletal problems). But animals are not always the same as humans.
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Is epzicom safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: This is a combination of two medications for HIV infection. There are risks to this medication, including a risk of miscarriage. However, the benefits to mother of treating HIV and preventing progression and to baby with preventing spread of HIV are overwhelming. You should take your antiretrovirals if needed throughout pregnancy.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is evamist safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
No estrogen: Evamist is a estrogen supplement approved for relief of menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes. Unsure why a woman in reproductive years would be using it? Nevertheless should not take it unless advised to for off label use by your doctor.

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