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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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Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant?

Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and pregnant: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe in pregnancy. There is a large Danish study that shows a 40% increase in the incidence of ADHD in children born to mothers who took Tylenol (acetaminophen) during their pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you take methadone while you're pregnant?

Can you take methadone while you're pregnant?

Yes: Yes. You and your baby will be addicted and your baby will have to detox after birth. ...Read more

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Can you take suboxen while pregnant?

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

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Can I take acetaminophen while pregnant?

Can I take acetaminophen while pregnant?

Yes: Follow the recommended dosing as toxicity can occur if you take too much. ...Read more

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Can you take oxypowder while pregnant?

Can you take oxypowder while pregnant?

Oxy powder: Oxy powder is a "natural" colon cleanser. It contains 3 ingredients --- magnesium oxide, citric acid, and Gum Acacia. Is it safe ? Yes. Is it safe for a pregnant woman? Not certifiably. Ingredients are safe. The concern is diarrhea and fluid depletion. ...Read more

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What medicines can you safely take while pregnant?

What medicines can you safely take while pregnant?

None: No medicine in general is safe for any condition. It is the amount of a medicine that makes it medicine or poison. Medicine always has the potential to harm. In medicine, it is always about weighing the benefits vs. potential risks. In many situations the benefits of taking a certain medication are extremely high versus potential harm - but that potential to harm is always present. ...Read more

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Can I continue to take duloxetine while pregnant?

Can I continue to take duloxetine while pregnant?

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

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Can you take dayquil when you are pregnant?

Can you take dayquil when you are pregnant?

Talk with OB but no: Dayquil contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, pseudoephedrine. Acetaminophen (tylenol) is ok but the other two are class c which most OB do not allow. Use nasal saline. Class c: studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus. No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women. Drugs should be given only if potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. ...Read more

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Can you take dayquil while you r taking metronidazole?

Can you take dayquil while you r taking metronidazole?

Yes!: There are many different types of DayQuil. The products found in DayQuil are used for pain relief, decongestant, and as a cough suppressant. It is okay to take metronidazole with any form of Dayquil. NyQuil products that contain alcohol - and most do - should be avoided. The combination of alcohol and metronidazole can make the patient feel very ill. ...Read more

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Is ok while pregnant can you take citrate?

Is ok while pregnant can you take citrate?

Yes-Vit C.: Citrate=citric acid=vit c; but should be so in moderation - like your mother told you; "alittle bit of a good thing is "ok"/but any excess is probably not.....". ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking antibiotics?

Sure...: If you have sex at the right time in your cycle ( around ovulation). Be careful if on bcp and taking antibiotics. Some can interact and make the bc pill less effective. ...Read more

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Can you take benydral while pregnant ?

Can you take benydral while pregnant ?

Yes: There is no adverse affect of Diphenhydramine (benadryl) on pregnancy and no adverse affects to developing baby. However, remember it can make you very drowsy, and this may be exaggerated during pregnancy, so don't use and do things like drive or use chain saws after taking the med. Also, make sure to get extra fluids as it can cause a bit of dizziness. ...Read more

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Can you take aspirin while taking amoxicillin?

Can you take aspirin while taking amoxicillin?

Yes: Don't take Aspirin on empty stomach. Always after something to eat, otherwise causes gastritis ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take if preganant?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take if preganant?

Tyloenol: Try and stick with tylenol (acetaminophen) which has been considered safe for a long time during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am about 4wks pregnant, and have horrible migraines, is it ok to take motrin until i get to my ob? & if so what dose?

I am about 4wks pregnant, and have horrible migraines, is it ok to take motrin until i get to my ob? & if so what dose?

No, take Tylenol (acetaminophen): Ibuprofen should not be taken in the first or last trimester of pregnancy. In the first 13 weeks it can be associated with a birth defect called gastroschisis (a defect in the abdominal wall) or a cleft palate. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe in all stages of pregnancy and is preferred. If your headaches are not responding to tylenol (acetaminophen) see your OB for other options. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnant with a horrible sinus cold. Tylenol (acetaminophen) wasn't touching it. I had to take advil. Is Advil ok for extreme cases like this? Duration?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant with a horrible sinus cold. Tylenol (acetaminophen) wasn't touching it. I had to take advil. Is Advil ok for extreme cases like this? Duration?

Probably: We don't have good data to tell us whether advil (ibuprofen) is a problem early in pregnancy. It may interfere with ovulation and implantation since it decreases prostaglandins that are necessary for these processes. There aren't any specific birth defects associated with early use. Use in the final 6 weeks of pregnancy can cause changes in blood flow in the heart and cause damage. ...Read more

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I may be about 3 weeks pregnant- i take 12.5 mg atenolol bid - should I stop its for high hr (pots) did i already harm baby? Also had norflex (orphenadrine) & motrin

I may be about 3 weeks pregnant- i take 12.5 mg atenolol bid - should I stop its for high hr (pots) did i already harm baby? Also had norflex (orphenadrine) & motrin

No: You likely haven't harmed the baby, though you should see doctor and see if has another recommendation. Most cardiologists are going to recommend metoprolol in pregnancy for elevated heart rate control. It's in the same class of medications but better for pregnant women. Make sure you have appointment right away, either with doctor who prescribed you the atenolol, or with an ob/gyn, don't wait! ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women take tylenol or ibuprophen when she has a headache? I'm wondering if you could help me on my question because i'm pregnant and scared to death to take something for a headache because i don't know if I am supposed to or not.

Can a pregnant women take tylenol or ibuprophen when she has a headache? I'm wondering if you could help me on my question because i'm pregnant and scared to death to take something for a headache because i don't know if I am supposed to or not.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine. Ibuprofen is usually not recommended but can be used in the first trimester if your ob/gyne syas it is ok. Try the tylenol (acetaminophen) first. If it does not help, call your ob/gyne for another suggestion. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks pregnant & i took a 800 mg motrin once. Was is safe?

Most likely yes: Occasionally women who are having premature labor are treated with Motrin 3-4 times a day. It is safe to take up until 32 weeks gestation. However taking it daily will sometimes reduce the fluid around the baby (the fluid goes to normal once women stop the motrin). So to take it rarely won't hurt the baby. Just make sure your doctor knows so he or she can give you guidelines. ...Read more

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I think i may have just miscarried. How do you verify this? I am on birth control and was not aware of or expecting to be pregnant. I have been having unusually strong cramps tonight that are not being helped much with motrin. I went to urinate and a larg

I think i may have just miscarried. How do you verify this? I am on birth control and was not aware of or expecting to be pregnant. I have been having unusually strong cramps tonight that are not being helped much with motrin. I went to urinate and a larg

Unfortunately : Unfortunately I am answering this 7 days after you asked. You can have the tissue sent to pathology to look for chorionic villi. This period may have had overgrowth of the endometrium which came out in a sort of "cast"/ all at once. This would explain the excessive cramping. In the future, a miscarriage could potentially be confirmed with a pregnancy test. Even after a miscarriage the pregnancy hormone (HCG) doesn't drop immediately. ...Read more

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Took 2 Aleve & hr later took 3 Advil & 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps for period was start next day. Pregnant & worried i did something to harm the baby.?

Took 2 Aleve & hr later took 3 Advil & 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps for period was start next day. Pregnant & worried i did something to harm the baby.?

U question was : Not quite clear . But the amount of medication u took was rather excessive . Discuss with u physician what u need to do and how much u can take and do not exceed that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen while pregnant?

Is it safe to take ibuprofen while pregnant?

No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, headaches and pains that you might take Ibuprofen for outside of pregnancy take tylenol (acetaminophen) for in pregnancy unless you are allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) or have liver disease. Alleve is also not to be taken in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should i take 1600 mg of ibuprofen?

Not in a single dose: That would be an overdose for this medication. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 800 milligrams of ibuprofen?

Can I take 2 800 milligrams of ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen 800 mg for what source of pain? Different pain medication works differently for different people. Regardless I would not recommend more than 600 mg. More than that will not likely help. You can add 300 mg extra strength Tylenol for better pain control. However find out what is causing your pain and address the cause. Speak to your own doctor for recommendations. ...Read more

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What happens if i take 200mg of ibuprofen a day?

Not much bad: 200mg can help stiffnes and sometims sleep as well. Side effects tend to be dose related. Low risk with 200mg once a day and high risk with 800mg 4 times a day. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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