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Is it possible for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler affect a pregnancy test?

Is it possible for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler affect a pregnancy test?

No: Medications do not cause false positive pregnancy tests, unless the medication contains HCG or, rarely, certain antibodies. ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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Is it safe to take ventolin during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to take ventolin during pregnancy ?

Yes: Ventolin is safe in pregnancy. Asthma can get worse during pregnancy so it is important that you continue to take the medications prescribed by your doctor. If you ever are concerned about a medication, it is always appropriate to ask your doctor about its effects in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Pulmicort and ventolin during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use Pulmicort and ventolin during pregnancy?

Yes: If these are for asthma, the answer to your question is yes. Pulmicort is pregnancy category b which is good. Albuterol should only be used if needed and if you need it you should use it. However if you find that you are having to use your albuterol more than usual or find that it is not providing relief, you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ventolin and atrovent (ipratropium)? Which is safer during pregnancy at 16 weeks? Thanks!

What's the difference between ventolin and atrovent (ipratropium)? Which is safer during pregnancy at 16 weeks? Thanks!

Different classes: ventolin is albuterol and is a beta 2 agonist bronchodilator while atrovent (ipratropium) is iprotropium and is an anti cholinergic bronchodilator. Both are generally safe during pregnancy but if you are using them more than a few doses a week you may need to be using a controller medicine to reduce your dependence on the bronchodilators. ...Read more

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What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Looks like it: Maracuya is another name for passionfruit. It's a healthy diet choice, very sweet with a high water content, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Its many varieties are eaten widely in many cultures around the world. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Which ieg should be elevated during pregnancy?

Which ieg should be elevated during pregnancy?

No difference : Leg swelling increases during the third trimester of pregnancy. Elevating both legs is usually recommended to help reduce edema of the legs. If you ate having only one leg swelling, then you can elevate the one that is swollen. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more