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Doctor insights on: Amlodipine During Pregnancy

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Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Is Norvasc (amlodipine) safe to take during pregnancy ?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Is Norvasc (amlodipine)  safe to take during pregnancy ?

Category C: Norvasc (amlodipine) is in the fda pregnancy category c. This means that it is not known whether Norvasc (amlodipine) will be harmful to an unborn baby. It certainly should not be taken without talking to your own doctor during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown to cause intrauterine deaths and prolonged gestation at very high doses. Norvasc (amlodipine) has not been shown to cause any birth defects in animal studies. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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Is propanololol safe to take during pregnancy for blood pressure?

Is propanololol safe to take during pregnancy for blood pressure?

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

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Is ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Is ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Medications: All anti hypertensives have to be monitored by a physician during pregnancy so if you become pregnant when taking these medications you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is .25mcg alprazolam safe during pregnancy?

Is .25mcg alprazolam safe during pregnancy?

Depends: A single dose of 0.25mg of Alprazolam will not cause harm, however benzodiazepine medications such as Alprazolam and others, when used regularly can significant increase the risk of cleft palate and other structural development, especially in the first trimester. Consult with both your ob/gyn and your prescribing doctor before using such meds. ...Read more

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Adalat (nifedipine) ok during pregnancy to control high blood pressure?

Adalat (nifedipine) ok during pregnancy to control high blood pressure?

Class C category: Class c means use with caution if benefits outweight risks. Animal studies show risk and human study not available/not done. It is secreted in breast milk so safer alternative is recommended. There are safer med for BP control during pregnancy, but may not be appropriate for everyone..So, consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Is procardia (nifedipine) xl in early pregnancy safe?

Is procardia (nifedipine) xl in early pregnancy safe?

See your doctor: Procardia crosses the placenta and small amounts can be detected in newborn infants. There have been incidents of complications but having a pregnant mother with untreated blood pressure is harmful to the fetus and the mother as well. Nifedipine is Pregnancy Category C, the doctor is the only person who can weigh the risks versus the benefits to determine if nifedipine is the best option for you. ...Read more

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Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Usually: This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The risk varies by antidepressant, but the majority of the data indicate many antidepressants are likely safe in pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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NSAIDs during pregnancy and lactation ... safe ?!

NSAIDs during pregnancy and lactation ... safe ?!

No and yes: NSAIDs are usually not recommended, especially in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. They should be OK during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Are strepsils safe during pregnancy?

Are strepsils safe during pregnancy?

Yes: I looked up ingredients and definitely safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is ok to take lebetalo and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Yes it is safe: Yes both these meds are safe to take during pregnancy and are often prescribed to control blood pressure during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is caffeine safe during pregnancy?

Is caffeine safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Previously there was a concern about caffeine and miscarriages, although medical studies have not concluded a distinct association. Moderate caffeine consumption (<200mg per day) has not been shown to increase miscarriage risk. ...Read more

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Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more

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Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Lozenge: If you are referring to the throat lozenge ricola, then the answer is most definitely yes. ...Read more

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Is riboflavin safe during pregnancy?

Is riboflavin safe during pregnancy?

Food: Riboflavin is a b vitamin present in many foods. It is safe. You do not need to take extra in the form of a supplement if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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Are bioflavonoids safe during pregnancy?

Are bioflavonoids safe during pregnancy?

Yes, they're safe: Bioflavonoids are complex chemicals that are important for our health, and which give colors to fruits and vegetables. Common ones include quercetin, rutin, lutein, zeoxanthin, anthocyanadins, catachins, and astaxanthin. There is little evidence that these are harmful in pregnancy. In fact they may provide some protection from cancer. http://tinyurl.com/q933swj. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Norvasc (Definition)

Norvasc is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more