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Can You Take Valium While Pregnant
Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more
I'm 4 1/2 weeks pregnant and I took a 5 mg Valium when I would have been just 4 weeks. Will it cause harm to the baby?
My mom was prescribed Valium over 20 years ago for her anxiety when pregnant, why was that considered ok back then?
Thalidomide Story: The longer a med is around the more we learn about its potential benefits & risks. Consider thalidomide -1st prescribed in late 50's/early 60's 4 morning sickness during pregnancy- was found 2 cause severe fetal malformations & taken off market. But now it's fda approved 4 a type of blood & bone marrow cancer & skin lesions assoc w/ leprosy. See mayo clinic publication: http://mayocl.In/yhbujt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs doctor: This mother needs a high risk OB doctor -- also known as a specialist in maternal fetal medicine. Hydrops can be life-threatening. The valium part brings relatively low risk of physical malformation, but is an fda category d medicine in pregnancy. Some risk of cleft lip or palate, with risk of some behavioral issues too. ...Read more
Hello! can Valium cause nausea? I have been terrible nas since yesterday . Not pregnant. Only change was valium. :(
Yes: Especially on empty stomach. Benzodiazepine, the class ofedicationd like valium, can cause dizziness, nausea, upset stomach and other side effects. I'm assuming you are taking for anxiety? You may want to eat se food when you take it, as well as lie down afterward. That can help. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I get pregnant on Valium? I never spot and have spotted light pink the last two days only once a day. my period is not due for another week or two
Can you have conscious sedation for dental extractions while pregnant? Not IV sedation, or a med for anxiety, Valium or something like that?
Pregnancy: While the local anesthesia is usually safe in pregnancy, i would avoid it in the first trimester. No sedation medicine because of the possible effect on the baby's development until while delivering in a controlled hospital environment (affects the baby's first breath taking). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Valium: As prescribed. It has long half life & can accumulate in your system, causing more sedation & tolerance. Would not recommend using more than 'as needed' & no more than every 12-24 hours. The dosing is up to your prescribing doctor who knows your case best. ...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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