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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take paromomycin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Deborah Metzger
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes: Paromomycin is a medication used to treat intestinal parasites. It is classified as pregnancy class c which means that either animal studies show a problem or studies have not been done to determine if it is safe or not. It should not be used during pregnancy. It is probably safe for women who are breastfeeding.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Generally OK: As a category c drug it causes some problems in animal studies during fetal development but none in has been found in existing human studies. It is not absorbed systemically so it is not passed into the breast milk in any significant amount.

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Is it safe to take oprostol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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No: Do you mean misoprostol? Not safe if you are pregnant. This will lead to a potential miscarriage.
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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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Is it safe to take relis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Rells??: Please be more specific as I am unable to find this in any database. If you have a hard time finding the item or no data on pregnancy risks, then avoid it!
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take vis it safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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31 years experience
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 take a multivitamin while pregnant for the Folic Acid and iron. Any adult multivitamin or two flintstones a day is more than sufficient. You should not take more than the recommended dose however. You can develop toxicities if you take too much.

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