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Can I Take Prednisone While Pregnant
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
yes and no: Legally and according to recommendations you have to be transitioned to methadone. Practically, we switch people from suboxone to subutex and, as far as i know, the manufacturer did not raise any red flags, even though they collect data on pregnancies for about 10 years. Unfortunately, there is always a risk in each case has to be decided individually. ...Read more
Yes: There is no data to indicate eltroxin (levothyroxine) has a negative effect on breastfeeding infants of mothers who take it. If a doctor has prescribed levothyroxine to you, this is not a reason to stop breastfeeding. Thyrpoid meds are definitely safe in pregnancy or lactation, as keeping your thyroid controlled helps to control your childs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: There would not be a problem with either medication. ...Read more
Be Careful: Many medications have been shown to be safe in pregnancy such as Prozac and zoloft (sertraline). Many anti allergy meds like Claritin and zyrtec are also ok. Most asthma medications are safe. In general, you should be treating any medical conditions that you have. Make sure to check with an obstetrician to ask about medications you may be taking before you get pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, but be reasonable. A good thing to take is a prenatal vitamin. If you take that and a balanced diet, you will be fine. Babies need certain amounts of vitamins, but not mega-doses. Ask you ob-gyn what a good pnv is, as they likely have all kinds of samples from various drug reps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depoprovera: Depoprovera is a injectable contraceptive medication that last 3 months in your body. It is very strong and chances of becoming pregnant while on this contraceptive are rare although never impossible. It functions by thickening the cervical mucous and changing the endometrium in addition to supressing a hormone called lh, eventually suppresing ovulation. Taking Flagyl does not affect its action. ...Read more
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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