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Is betoptic (betaxolol) safe for pregnant women?

Is betoptic (betaxolol) safe for pregnant women?

Yes: In very limited amounts, not for prolonged use (if taken topically), and after the first trimester. This is also given in a different form to speed up lung maturity when someone is in preterm labor between 24 and 34 weeks, but in limited doses. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Can pregnant women use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Can pregnant women use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Betoptic (betaxolol): Betoptic (betaxolol) is FDA pregnancy category C. This means it has not been studied adequately in human pregnancies. ...Read more

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Who should not use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Who should not use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Betoptic (betaxolol): "Hypersensitivity to any component of this product. BETOPTIC (betaxolol) Ophthalmic Solution is contraindicated in patients with sinus bradycardia, greater than a first degree atrioventricular block, cardiogenic shock, or patients with overt cardiac failure." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=31b9b263-11fd-4495-83dd-ababf0d70e9e ...Read more

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How effective is betaxolol (Betoptic) for treating glaucoma?

How effective is betaxolol (Betoptic) for treating glaucoma?

Betoptic (betaxolol): Betoptic (betaxolol) can be beneficial in treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. ...Read more

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What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

Betoptic (betaxolol): "Betoptic Ophthalmic Solution has been shown to be effective in lowering intraocular pressure and is indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. It may be used alone or in combination with other anti-glaucoma drugs." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/betoptic.html ...Read more

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Does cefurex safe for pregnant women?

Does cefurex safe for pregnant women?

Probably safe: Not known to harm pregnancy, bot may reduce effectiveness of Birth Control Pills. In any case your GYN should know you are taking the medication. ...Read more

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What foods are the least safe for pregnant women?

What foods are the least safe for pregnant women?

Most food safe: Most food is safe for pregnant women. Foods to avoid include unpasteurized dairy, deli meats, fish and shellfish with a high mercury count, alcohol, tobacco, and street drugs ...Read more

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Is sauna safe for pregnant women?

No: No. Pregnant women should avoid spending time in a sauna, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy when the neural tube (spine) of the fetus is forming, to help minimize the risk of spina bifida. ...Read more

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Travisil safe for pregnant women?

Travisil safe for pregnant women?

Not recommended: It is an herbal product unregulated by the fda so has no safety data in pregnancy so it is better not to take it. ...Read more

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Is nauzene safe for pregnant woman?

Is nauzene safe for pregnant woman?

Yes: Nausene is citric acid and sugar which is similar to hard candy like jolly rancher. It does have some artificial sweetener also which could be problematic if overdone. It is rated Cat C meaning that it has not been tested and found to be safe. ...Read more

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Is gatorade safe for pregnant women?

Is gatorade safe for pregnant women?

Yes: Yes, Gatorade is safe in pregnancy; it is primarily just water, sugar and electrolytes all of which would be fine. One possible exception would be just in the case of gestational diabetes where drinks containing high sugar content can elevate blood glucose levels. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine safe for pregnant women?

Is lidocaine safe for pregnant women?

Yes: Lidocaine administered epidurally, spinally or by infiltration is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are mud baths safe for pregnant women?

Are mud baths safe for pregnant women?

Recommend against it: It can lead to increased body temperature & dehydration. My bigger concern is free radical release during detoxification with mud. ...Read more

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It is lidocaine safe on pregnant women?

It is lidocaine safe on pregnant women?

Yes up to a point: When it starts to get trapped & builds up in the baby's side of the placenta. Safety also depends on the stage of embryo development . Ask your ob. The question that pops up is why are you asking? Talk to you docs. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Betaxolol (Definition)

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Betoptic (Definition)

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