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Is it safe to take Valium while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Valium while pregnant?

No: Benzodiazepines like valium can cause fetal abnormalities, and are rated category d in pregnancy. It's best to avoid valium and other benzodiazepines in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Valium (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

A Single dose: is unlikely to do harm but please avoid any further valium or other benzodiazapines while pregnant. Congratulations and stay well. ...Read more

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My mom was prescribed Valium over 20 years ago for her anxiety when pregnant, why was that considered ok back then?

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 more

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A pregnant mom with hydrops and on valium, how dangerous is this?

A pregnant mom with hydrops and on valium, how dangerous is this?

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

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Hello! can Valium cause nausea? I have been terrible nas since yesterday . Not pregnant. Only change was valium. :(

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

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Can you have conscious sedation for dental extractions while pregnant? Not IV sedation, or a med for anxiety, Valium or something like that?

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 more

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Can i take valium?

Can i take valium?

Depends: It depends what you take it for, at what dosage and for how long. It depends on your health overall and if you are taking any other meds as drug interaction may happen. It should not be taken for a long period of time as it can cause dependance. ...Read more

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Can you be 18 and take valium?

YES: There needs to be a medical condition to prescribe this medication though. ...Read more

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How far apart should you take 5mg of valium?

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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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