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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take phenobarbital while pregnant?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Would NOT advise: Phenobarbital is clearly teratogenic and can cause midline malformations, especially within the first 6-8 weeks of development. Do not understand, in this day and age, why someone might be taking phenobarbital, but perhaps a vestige of years past. Problem stopping as must be very slow tapering due to risk of withdrawal seizure.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take beno while pregnant?

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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe: Beano is a simethicone anti-gas agent that is not absorbed for the bowel. It is ok for gas, but does nothing for heartburn.

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