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Can You Use Duac While Pregnant
Use benzamycin: The ingredients in Benzamycin are Erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide and are safe in pregnancy. Duac contains Clindamycin which cause rare GI problems. Check with OB , but even though the dose is very small thy may not want you to use a cream containing Clindamycin in pregnancy. ...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
If doctor says to!: Epitec (lamotragine), and most other medications, should not be used in pregnancy unless your doctor says you may do so. If the benefits of any medicine outweigh the risks of not taking it to you or the baby, then your doctor will likely say it is okay. Talk to your doc about it. ...Read more
Yes: This is completely safe - there is nothing absorbed through the skin. If you are dealing with significant pain that is not explained away as musculoskeletal in nature, then be sure you contact your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe during pregnancy. Ibuprofen is generally considered not safe during pregnancy. Narcotics should rarely, if ever, be used due to the risk to your baby. There is a significant risk that the baby would become dependent upon the narcotics and go through withdrawal after birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a good idea: Hydroquinone is category C in pregnancy, which means that it may have harmful effects for your baby. Use of category C medications is generally avoided in pregnancy when possible. Given that HQ is for an aesthetic concern, I wouldn't want to take any risk assoc with HQ. You can start using it again after your pregnancy (don't use it while breastfeeding either). ...Read more
Probably no: Without knowing your gestational age (how far along) it's hard to say definitely. Paracetamol (aka tylenol) is safe as long as below toxic levels--best to keep below 2gm daily. The decongestant has not been fully tested in pregnancy--these ages constrict or narrow blood vessels so it would be best to avoid unless benefit outweighs risk. No cough/cold med has been shown to effectively shorten colds. ...Read more
Debated: World Health Organization recommendation on Maternal Supplementation During Pregnancy states that "health benefits are expected for the mother and her developing fetus with little risk of detriment to either, from a daily supplement not exceeding 10,000 IU [preformed] vitamin A (3000 µg RE) at any time during pregnancy." Preformed Vitamin A refers to retinyl palmitate and retinyl acetate. ...Read more
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