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Are Quinolones Safe To Take While Pregnant
Benefit vs Risk: Quinolone antibiotics are a category "c" when it comes to safety during pregnancy. This basically means that there are no conclusive studies to show that it is safe or harmful during pregnancy. Best to err on the side of safety and have your doctor consider alternatives, if any are available for your particular clinical situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
None totally safe: All antidepressants are class c; meaning certain risks exist. However, when potential benefits outweigh risks, sertraline, bupropion and other agents are often cautiously used. Ect has been advocated; but for sure, the safest method is psychotherapy (as only treatment, or in combination). Ask your dr, best wishes ! ...Read more
Probably: Straterra is a class c drug which means it has shown to be a risk in animal studies (or no animal studies have been completed) but not enough information exists regarding human studies. It is best to not take certain medications during the 1st trimester. All medications should be reviewed with your OB physician - preferably before you are actually pregnant. ...Read more
Goody Powders: Goody's extra-strength headache powders is not recommended during pregnancy. It contains acetaminophen, Aspirin & caffeine. Aspirin is fda pregnancy category c. It is fda pregnancy category d in the third trimester if taken as a full dose. It is recommended that caffeine use be low or that it be avoided during pregnancy. ...Read more
Antidepressant-preg.: While no antidepressant is fda approved while pregnant I have used them after the first trimester when benefits have outweighed the risks with no fetal consequences. You need to have this conversation with the professional who is currently prescribing your antidepressant medication inorder to make an informed decision as to what course you should take. ...Read more
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