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Amiodarone And Pregnancy
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
First pregnancy fine, second with preclampsia, now on asprin and folic acid for the third pregnancy since conception, to i need any further medicines?
Not best choice : Methyldopa and Labetalol are the two most common blood pressure medications prescribed for pregnant women. They have the best safety profile. If your doctor chose something different then ask your doctor why. There may be a specific reason for choosing a specific drug. ...Read more
Is there any danger in using Amiodarone and Tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan)? My last dose of Amiodarone was yesterday.
Yes, potential risk: Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=167-0,3246-14647 for potential iteractions btwn Amiodarone & Tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan). Hopefully both were prescribed by same doc who should've discussed risks, benefits & alternatives w/you. So should dispensing pharmacist. In general, it's always a good idea to tell each doc everything you take, both OTC & prescription. Try to use same pharmacy 2 ...Read more
Pregnant taking ptu, (propylthiouracil) labetalol, methyldopa never done drugs in my life, i was tested positive for exstacy is that possible?
Yes,but: Ecstasy false positives have not been associated with those drugs, but otc drugs with decongestants, nose drops , nyquil, and weight loss drugs can. Do any of these ring a bell? ...Read more
Yes if needed: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is the treatment for hyperthyroidism. It is very important that hyperthyroidism be well controlled and treated during pregnancy. Not treating it can be dangerous. This is an important medication for patients to take if they have hyperthyroidism in pregnancy. ...Read more
Missed 3 periods,negatives pregnancy test.Hyperthyroidism not currently on medications. Can hyperthyroidism cause a false negative, or stop ovulation?
Hyperthyroidism ...: & hypothhyroidism, for that matter, can certainly affect ovulation. The thyroid really needs to function normally for healthy pregnancy & baby to result. I don't think there is anything specific about hyperthyroidism that would cause a false negative pregnancy test; typically an error in testing (imprecise following of directions) is to blame. Work with your doctor to optimize thyroid function. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the maintenance dose of cordarone (amiodarone) in paroxysmal Afib my father take 75mg metoprolol and cordarone (amiodarone) 300 ,especially to avoid side effects ?
Amiodarone: This is a great drug with great potential for toxicity;so the lowest effective dose, varies between individuals,should be used.I have seen it effective as low as 100 mg every other day in a rare ndividual;levels can be checked to exclude excess build up in the blood ...Read more
Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more
Resting hr 90 first trimester of pregnancy. Is that okay? Palpatation? I have pots and these symptoms always make me anxious. Are they safe?
What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?
Implantation: It can be what they call an implantation bleed when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It can cause a variety if symptoms - from spotting to a quite significant bleed. ...Read more
Most hypertensives.: Most pregnant women with chronic hypertension are on Labetalol (a combined Alpha and beta blocker) that is fairly effective and safe for that purpose. Chronic use of beta blockers can decrease fetal growth, though, so only take this medication under the care of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Alternative regimens: alpha-methyldopa (very safe, modestly effective), Nifedipine (safe, effective). ...Read more