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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.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
NOT SAFE: It use in pregnancy is contraindicated according to the prescribing information included with the medication by the manufacturer.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

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
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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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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is isoniazid safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: Isoniazid is a category c medication (not enough data to show baby harming risks in humans and/or limited studies to show baby harming risks in animals) and considered "possibly unsafe" in lactation/breastfeeding. The decision to use any medication must be informed and made after a careful evaluation of the risks and benefits. Only you and your doctor can answer this question.
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Is carboxymethylcellulose safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Yes: This is a Cellulose gum material. I assume you are using it for dry eyes. It is safe.
A 35-year-old member asked:

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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