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Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have any effect on the baby during early pregnancy?

Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have any effect on the baby during early pregnancy?

Unlikely: it is pregnancy category B drug, which means: animal studies failed to show any harm to fetuses, but no controlled human studies, usually it safe to use, but don't exceed recommended dosage, and use it for the least time needed, goodluck ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

2nd line drug: Most studies show Zofran (ondansetron) is likely safe for use but it is considered a 2nd line treatment choice reserved for those who fail other methods. Diclegis is a FDA approved drug now available for 1st line treatment ...Read more

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Are grandem and doxynate safe in pregnancy?

Are grandem and doxynate safe in pregnancy?

Not American meds?: Haven't heard of these medications being used in the U.S. If they are indeed being used in america, please ask the question again and spell the medications exactly as they are named on their labels. ...Read more

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Otrivine safe for pregnant women in the first trimester?

Otrivine safe for pregnant women in the first trimester?

Should be avoided: Even though there are no studies to suggest it causes any birth defects or pregnancy complications but it is suggested that its use be avoided during first trimester. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Is dental local anesthesia safe in pregnancy? First trimesta.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Is dental local anesthesia safe in pregnancy? First trimesta.

It is very safe: Dental care and dental anesthesia is safe and essential during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care or treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Tramadol in the first trimestre of pregnancy , it is safe?

Tramadol in the first trimestre of pregnancy , it is safe?

Difficult: Unfortunately, there are few pain medications which have been well studied during pregnancy that can be recommended. Surface type approaches (e.g. Compresses for headaches) have been suggested as the most appropriate initial choice for pain relief. Discuss this with your healthcare provider for more details. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

NO!: Do not use afrin or any other nasal decongestant (claritin-d, allegra-d) throughout pregnancy, as it can cause unsafe spikes in your blood pressure, stroke, placental abruption, or even fetal loss! plain oral antihistamines (not -d), nasal saline spray may be used instead, as may nasal steroids with medical supervision. ...Read more

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Is temazepam safe in pregnancy?

Is temazepam safe in pregnancy?

No: All benzodiazepines are category x according to the fda. That means, they are contraindicated, as they can cause birth defects, miscarriage, or both. You should definitely not be taking them. ...Read more

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A allergic pill avil pheniramine maleat is harmful in 1st trimester of pregnance or normal?

Pregnancy: It is best to simply avoid using any of the medications with pheniramine since they are usually in combination pills and the other meds are dangerous to the unborn fetus. ...Read more

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Ok to use heated seat in early pregnancy?

Ok to use heated seat in early pregnancy?

PG "hot" seat: If the heated seat is in a cold automobile with your clothes on, no problem. ...Read more

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Is tylenol3 with codeine safe during second trimester pregnancy if taken as prescribed?

Is tylenol3 with codeine safe during second trimester pregnancy if taken as prescribed?

Yes if : If this medication was given to you by a doctor with approval of your obgyn in order to treat a specific problem related to pain then it is ok for use. ...Read more

Dr. Yun Tran Dr. Tran
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Is it safe for a pregnant woman in her 3rd trimester to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while also taking Metronidozale? As well as the occasional Zofran?

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Is it safe for a  pregnant woman in her 3rd trimester to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while also taking Metronidozale? As well as the occasional Zofran?

Probably: I ran the drug interaction, and there is a small chance of heart rhythm side effect, but I would say this combination is fairly safe. The recommendation is just to monitor for symptoms of side effect: feeling abnomal heart beat, dizzy, fainting. ...Read more

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There any safe alternatives for straterra during pregnancy, or are all the add meds about the same in pregnancy?

There any safe alternatives for straterra during pregnancy, or are all the add meds about the same in pregnancy?

Possibly: 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. Many other add meds are also class c. ...Read more

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How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered too much?

How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered too much?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Either the recommended amount based on weight through the directions on the box or following your doctors recommendations if the recommended dose they made is higher. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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