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Breastfeeding And Anti Malaria Drugs
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?
Yes!: No interaction. Omega fatty acids are ubiquitous, and omega three and nine are great! ...Read more
Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Anti TB drugs i.e rifampicin,INH,ethambutol& pyrazinamide contain steroids? Does this drugs affect fertility?
Stopping meds.: Depending on how long u have been on the meds., reasons for wanting to stop, & the current dose of each. Slow gradual taper is possible, but only under close supervision by your prescribing doctor, keeping in mind that there would be risk of recurrence of the original symptoms the medications were treating. ...Read more
How safe is it to breast feed , while taking anti depressants /psychotics? Can the medications be passed through breast milk?
Yes : Anti psychotic & anti depressant medications pass through breast milk and can affect your baby. Effect on the baby varies depending on the medication. Your baby may also have withdrawal side effects if you stop taking your meds suddenly which could be serious. If you decide to breadfeed on these meds, time the feeding when the medications are least likely to be concentrated in your milk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Am breast feediing 4 moths child, can i safely use malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) or chloroquin for malaria.
Antimalarial/nursing: Both can cross over into breast milk, but not in sufficient quatities to cause harm to your infant. To be safe, stop breast feeding and use formula if available. See your provider for advice, since dosage amounts of antimalarials can vary for other reasons, and may be harmful if nursing is continued over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malaria in the world: First, the location of the risk for malaria must be known. Some meds do not work in some areas in the world. So first knowing your risks and what meds work in that locale is vital. Then the meds can be evaluated for safety in pregnancy. Here is a website to learn about malaria risks where you are or are going: http://www.Cdc.Gov/travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not wise: You can but stomach and bleeding issues are more likely. ...Read more
My 4 month old baby's epleptic seizures are not responding to keppra (levetiracetam) and phenobabital. Which anti epileptic drug, with minimum sideeffects can we try?
What are the side effects of anti depressant/anti anxiety pills or other medicine used for mental illnesses?
Side-effect: This response needs a whole book to write. Every group of medicines has its own side-effects. I can respond better if u would specify which medicine. ...Read more
Yes: If taking prophylactic anti-malarials is not possible then the best way to avoid getting malaria is to use insect repellents on your skin which contain deet, insect repellants on your clothing which contain permethirn, sleep under a bed net and avoid being outside at dusk when the mosquitoes which transmit malaria are most likely to bite. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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