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Can I Take Aspirin While Pregnant
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
Talk to psychiatrist: Trazodone is essentially an antidepressant with strong side effect of sedation and is currently used as a sleeping aid. It is a category c drug and is not recommended during pregnancy. But this is a discussion best had with a psychiatrist who knows you as some times benefits out weigh the risks hence treatment is individualized in pregnancy. ...Read more
No studies: There are no human studies of Gabapentin use during pregnancy, but animal studies have shown fetal problems. There have been delayed ossification in skull bones, vertebrae, and extremities. Hydroureter and hydronephrosis have also been reported in animal studies. These results mean Gabapentin should only be used in pregnancy when benefit clearly outweighs risk. Discuss with your doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Unless there is a life threatening illness or if no suitable substitute exists to treat a serious medical condition, Imuran (azathioprine) should not be used during pregnancy. There are five categories of drugs used during pregnancy ranked a (no risk), b, c, d, x (severe risk). Imuran (azathioprine) is category d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your doctor!: If you are pregnant while taking cymbalta (duloxetine), (duloxetine) let your healthcare provider know. Your healthcare provider will consider both the benefits and the risks of taking Cymbalta (duloxetine) during pregnancy before making a recommendation for your particular situation. Problems such as low birth weight, pulmonary hypertension and seizures have been reported in infants of mothers that took medications like cymbalta (duloxetine). ...Read more
WHY?: Why take anything that you don't know what it is, why you're taking it, what it will do to you, or what harm it could cause you or baby -- particularly when you're pregnant. Don't take any chances with any medication unless you doctor tells you it's essential to your, or the fetus's, health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How Much Excedrin?: A more important issue is how ofter you take the excedrin. You may be causing rebound headaches which in many ways are more difficult to treat than migraine. Feverfew is a popular herb that seems to prevent migraine.I am not aware of any major interactions as does st. John's wort, for example. It is probably more important to limit your excedrin than worry about the feverfew interactions. ...Read more
Yes - but taper off.: Escitalopram is distributed in the amniotic fluid - limited data. Nonteratogenic effects in the newborn following ssri exposure late in the third trimester include respiratory distress, cyanosis, apnea, seizures, temperature instability, feeding difficulty, vomiting, hypoglycemia, hypo- or hypertonia, hyper-reflexia, jitteriness. Acog recommends tapering off ssris if possible - talk to your psych. ...Read more
No data to answer: I have not found any research studies that answer this question. Aguaje is said to be a rich source of phytoestrogens & is traditionally used to increase fertility. I would be cautious during the first trimester (when one should be cautious re: most supps) but as a fruit that is apparently widely eaten in the amazon during pregnancy it is probably safe. ...Read more
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