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Doctor insights on: Can Pregnant Women Take Ricola

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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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I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

Depends: There are some medications that you shouldn't take, like decongestants, if you are pregnant. A good cough medicine is plain old honey. It will coat the throat, is safe to use often, and tastes better. ...Read more

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Ricola cough drop contains herb mixture elder horehound hyssop etc I had one is this going to hurt my baby? Is it ok to take these while pregnant?

Ricola cough drop contains herb mixture elder horehound hyssop etc I had one is this going to hurt my baby? Is it ok to take these while pregnant?

Most consider fine: There is some evidence that Elder, Hyssop and Horehound ingestion could be of concern during pregnancy but to be honest, many OB's recommend Ricola drops, due to the marginal amounts of the aforementioned herbs in the drops. If you are concerned why not reach out to your OB. ...Read more

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I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true? I'm pregnant I had one please help

I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true? I'm pregnant I had one please help

Don't worry: One cough drop is not going to hurt your baby. However, give them away to someone who is not pregnant and try some hot honey and lemonade tea instead for these months. ...Read more

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Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Some really safe: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant with a sore throat can I use Ricola cough drops without hurting the baby?

I am 11 weeks pregnant with a sore throat can I use Ricola cough drops without hurting the baby?

Get checked.: It is important to get checked to be sure that you don't have strep throat. If you do, it must be treated to prevent complications for you and your baby. Call doc or get seen for it. Ricola is fine. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Zometa?

Can pregnant women take Zometa?

No: Category D pregnancy rating and should be avoided during pregnancy ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Adapin?

Can pregnant women take Adapin?

Adapin: Only if benefits outweigh risks, since no controlled data exist regarding its use in human pregnancies. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Renvela?

Can pregnant women take Renvela?

Renvela: Renvela is FDA pregnancy category C. So benefits must outweigh risks of use. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Orapred?

Can pregnant women take Orapred?

Orapred: Pregnancy Category: C - Risk cannot be ruled out. Potential benefits must outweigh potential risks. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Cardizem?

Can pregnant women take Cardizem?

Cardizem: Cardizem is FDA Pregnancy Category C. Discuss with OB. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take collagen?

Can pregnant women take collagen?

I would not: When you're pregnant, you need to minimize any artificial chemical exposure especially if it is not essential for you to take. You're having concerns now, let alone if something goes wrong with the pregnancy, so to keep you at bay - don't experiment! ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Aplenzin?

Can pregnant women take Aplenzin?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): It is Category C pregnancy drug. Benefits have to outweigh risks. Consult your Doctor. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Razadyne?

Can pregnant women take Razadyne?

Razadyne: Razadyne is FDA Pregnancy Category C. It has not been well studied for human pregnancy. Discuss with OB/ GYN. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Zelboraf?

Can pregnant women take Zelboraf?

Special circumstance: US FDA pregnancy category D: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Trileptal?

Can pregnant women take Trileptal?

Trileptal: It is category C pregnancy drug, hence benefits have to outweigh risks, & the patient is closely monitored throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Budeprion?

Maybe: Bupropion is not free of risk to the fetus; stopping it may also not be free of risk. You need to wiegh these risks in an informed way, invovling your partner and obstetrician, considering specific trimester, alternative medication and other treatments. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Dependal-M?

Can pregnant women take Dependal-M?

No: Dependal-M is a combination medication of Furazolindone plus Metronidazole. This medication is contraindicated for pregnant or lactating women. Please discuss with your OB before taking any medicine while pregnant. ...Read more

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Could pregnant women take collagen?

Could pregnant women take collagen?

Shouldn't: Don't use any UNNECESSARY medication during pregnancy and this tops the list as unnecessary ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take cyclobenzaprine?

Can pregnant women take cyclobenzaprine?

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) has been classified as Category B by the FDA. Category B drugs have not been shown to cause teratogenicity or fetal abnormalities in animal studies but have not been fully evaluated in humans. Category B drugs such as cyclobenzaprine should be given during a pregnancy only when the physician determines that the risks are less than the benefits of the drug's actions. Ask your GYN doc. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take collagen products?

Not good idea: Unless a drug is classified pregnancy safe and absolutely needed would advice against it. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac safe to take by pregnant women?

Is diclofenac safe to take by pregnant women?

Probably Not: Diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid), and other drugs of this class should generally not be taken during pregnancy as it can affect the fetus' circulatory system late in pregnancy and are associated with developmental defects early on. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be taken in carefully limited quantities for pain. As always, the benefits versus the risks should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman ask to take a drugs test?

Can a pregnant woman ask to take a drugs test?

Yes: If there is reason to do so, such as thinking someone else putting drugs in your intakes? Or are there other reasons? ...Read more