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Which bipolar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Which bipolar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Talk to doctor: This is an ongoing difficult area in Psychiatry and Obstetrics. Research is ethically prohibited, so we only have anecdotal evidence. All medicines for bipolar disorder, and all benzodiazepines have risks during pregnancy. A few antidepressants are very safe for depression and anxiety during pregnancy. Please consult with your Psychiatrist and OB. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Which anti-anxiety medications are safe for use during pregnancy?

Which anti-anxiety medications are safe for use during pregnancy?

None: There are really no anti-anxiety medications which have been proven to be safe in pregnancy. It is best to avoid any and all medications while pregnant. I am sure your obstetrician would agree. ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Limited options : Nothing is 100% safe in pregnancy. Doctors usually recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle. Most will tell you to avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil). It's best to try to figure out the cause of the pain and see if there are other options (like heat for muscle soreness, etc.). ...Read more

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Which medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many are...: .. And many aren't. The list is too long and to complex for this forum. Consult with your obgyn for specifics. ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant with some depression stopped taking meds due to posble birth defects etc, second trimester are their any meds that are safe to take.?

23 weeks pregnant with some depression stopped taking meds due to posble birth defects etc, second trimester are their any meds that are safe to take.?

At 23 wks..safer now: Most birth defects occur during period of organ formations (organogenesis), usually during first trimester. Most antidepressants have categoryc labeling, meaning animal studies show some risks, but no human trial avialable. At 23 wks, birth defect from these meds are unlikely to occur, but some side effects etc... Consult your doc..Depression can adversely affect pregnancy... Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which biploar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Expert opinions? Which biploar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Coordinate Drs.: If indeed you are having such symptoms, at least a visit to urgent care is recommended and if you feel you are at risk of harm to self or others a call to emergency services needs to happen. In general, there are psychotropics that are relatively safe staring in the second trimester forward. If time allows, discuss with ob/gyn or primary care physician first if need to see psychiatrist. Take care ...Read more

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What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?

What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?

Depends: The food and drug administration assigns risk category ratings for drugs in pregnancy. Category c drugs have been suggested to cause problems in the fetus and should be used with caution in pregnancy if absolutely needed. Category d medications have been proven to cause serious harm to fetus and should be avoided. All the current antidepressants are either category c or d. ...Read more

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Whiches the Safests antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy?

Whiches the Safests antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy?

Safest Rx for Sz: No drug is entirely safe, but the medicines levetiracetam and lamotrigine (keppra and lamictal) are known to have lower side effects during pregnancy than most other medicines used to treat epilepsy. This is in particular true for teratogenic side effects. Most neurologists will try to use those for people who are pregnant with epilepsy. Most neurologists will avoid valproate during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which psychotropic/anxiolytics drugs are best for a pregnant lady?

Which psychotropic/anxiolytics drugs are best for a pregnant lady?

Collaboration: This needs to be a carefully, individually tailored treatment plan. There needs to be close collaboration between the psychiatrist and the obstetrician. This is a complex matter - one that can not be adequately dealt with in an on-line forum. ...Read more

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What sleep meds and dosages are safe to take during pregnancy?

What sleep meds and dosages are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many options: Always a challenge, sleep in pregnancy can be truly difficult to obtain your adequate share. Medicines are sometimes used. Many are considered safe. That being said less is always more in pregnancy. Use of benedryl, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) in their standard doses are considered safe in pregnancy. Find natural options, stretching, yoga, and meditation. These will be your best and safest bets! ...Read more

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Prescribed pain meds for migraines, are these safe to take during pregnancy?

Prescribed pain meds for migraines, are these safe to take during pregnancy?

Need more info.: Medications all have a rating on how safe or unsafe it is to take during pregnancy. Without a specific name of the medication(s), it will be impossible to tell if it is safe or not. ...Read more

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Which drugs can i take for typhoid and malaria plus?

Which drugs can i take for typhoid and malaria plus?

Many drugs: All require prescription and are dependent on the type of malaria and the resistance pattern and stage of typhoid ...Read more

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What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?

What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?

Diarrhea: Diet plays a big part - cut down caffeine and lactose and fats; apple pectin is a very safe over the counter option which will bind up the extra fluid - you can start with two twice daily and go up as needed; also bannanas white rice and toast will help as well chronic diarrhea needs a medical evaluation though so dont ignore it too long - it takes too much toilet paper! ...Read more

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My mother take her drugs for diabetes but evacuation the drugs without any change to the drugs ! ؛-؛?

My mother take her drugs  for diabetes but evacuation the drugs without any change to the drugs ! ؛-؛?

How do you know: There haven't been changes to the medication? With many time-release medication the drug leaks out of the pill for 12-24 hours, but the pill substrate (without any remaining drug) is evacuated. Check w/your pharmacist and/or doctor about her particular drugs. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking recreational drugs in pregnancy?

What are the risks of taking recreational drugs in pregnancy?

Just say no: Recreational drugs are never safe during pregnancy. The risks can range from miscarriage to birth defects. It has been found that even one glass of alcohol during a pregnancy can be related to 'fetal alcohol syndrome' ...Read more

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Are medicines like magnesium sulfate and steroids proved safe in pregnancy?

Are medicines like magnesium sulfate and steroids proved safe in pregnancy?

Yes !: Steroids either for fetal lung maturation or for asthma in pregnant women are very safe as long as supervised by a physician. Magnesium sulfate has a good safety track . The maternal blood levels need to be monitored. Occasionally , newborns may show some lethargy when exposed during labor. The baby's pediatrician will be informed and precautions taken at birth. ...Read more

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Antifungal drugs safe in pregnancy?

Antifungal drugs safe in pregnancy?

I would not : Recommend taking or using any medication during pregnancy that is absolutely not necessary. If a fungal infection is present and causing an issue or endangering the baby then if played by your obygyn i would use it....Otherwise would not. ...Read more

Antidiarrheal (Definition)

An anti-diarrhoeal drug (or anti-diarrheal drug in american english) is any medication which provides ...Read more


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Anti Diarrheal Drug (Definition)

Anti-diarrheal agents are a ...Read more