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Can I take the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) if I am in my first trimester of pregnancy?

Can I take the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) if I am in my first trimester of pregnancy?

Maybe: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a category c medicine in pregnancy. This means adverse fetal effects in animals but no controlled human studies or no human/animal studies done... So, we usually use proven antibiotics with better studies or track record. Bottom line - take them if it's the only possible med that will work (i doubt it) or discuss it again with your doc. It's always smart to double check your medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

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If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

Math: There is a margin of error in everything is life. In sonography the margin exists because of the mathematics involved in measuring a fetus and then applying those measurement to standardized algorithms that establish the gestational age. The further along the wider the margin or error as one fetus begins to individualize. ...Read more

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Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Not usually: Generally, the best ultrasound for dating is an early first trimester ultrasound. It is unlikely to be off by that much from where the actual pregnancy dates are, but it might be off from your menstrually calculated due date due to issues with when your last period was. ...Read more

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How much miralax (polyethylene glycol) can I take a day in my first trimester of pregnancy to releaf constipation?

How much miralax (polyethylene glycol) can I take a day in my first trimester of pregnancy to releaf constipation?

Read Insert.: If first approved by your obstetrician and pharmacist, no more than one full adult dose. I would advise a tablespoon of milled flaxseed daily. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take weight reducers in your first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take weight reducers in your first trimester of pregnancy?

Absolutely not: Early first trimester pregnancy is the critical time of fetal formation and development and is not the time for introducing weight loss drugs(often diuretics) into your fragile metabolic system at that time. ...Read more

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Is the medicine duspataline retard safe to take during first trimester of pregnancy?

Not recommend : Unless he health of the mother would be severely compromised. That is the case according to the package insert for the entire pregnancy, not just the first trimester. Benefits must outweigh risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antronex during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take antronex during first trimester of pregnancy?

Talk to provider: This is a supplement, not an fda regulated substance so much is unknown. It is supposed to come from cow liver fat & rarely some supplements can be contaminated. Yet it may be perfectly safe as a 'natural anti-histamine'. But the point is, in pregnancy always turn to your care provider to keep you & baby safe, not a column. Wise question. ...Read more

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Which genetic tests can I take in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Which genetic tests can I take in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Over 100 genes: It is now possible to test for over 100 serious recessive genes with a single saliva test. These would only be a problem for your pregnancy if you and your partner carry the same recessive gene. The testing includes all standard recommended tests and many more. For more information, go to www.Counsyl.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more