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Doctor insights on: Cascara Sagrada During Pregnancy

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Cascara sagrada bark or miramax: which is better to take for a short period of time to get regular bm?

Cascara sagrada bark or miramax: which is better to take for a short period of time to get regular bm?

Quote from FDA: "This rule is effective November 5, 2002.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final rule stating that the stimulant laxative ingredients...cascara sagrada (including casanthranol, cascara fluid extract aromatic, cascara sagrada bark, cascara sagrada extract, and cascara sagrada fluidextract) in over-the-counter (OTC) drug products are not generally recognized as safe and effective."

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Can I take cascara sagrada while pregnant?

No: Avoid taking this during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you need something for constipation, you can drink more water and increase your fiber intake. Increase your activity level. Sit on the toilet twice a day, preferably one hour after eating to stimulate your bowels. If that doesn't work, docusate is recommended for constipation in pregnancy. It's over-the-counter.

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Does cascara sagrada interfere with birth control?

Does cascara sagrada interfere with birth control?

Potentially: Anything like cascara that can change stomach absorption can potentially affect birth control efficacy

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Birth control (ortho tri-cyclen lo) and cascara sagrada, which is a supplementof these have any dangerous side effects if I drink tomorrow night?

Birth control (ortho tri-cyclen lo) and cascara sagrada, which is a supplementof these have any dangerous side effects if I drink tomorrow night?

Diarrhea: Cascara sagrada is an herb that has laxative effects. Taking this with alcohol is likely to cause significant diarrhea. I don't think it will interfere with birth control pills unless you took it at the same time and your bowels flushed the pill through your system so fast that it couldn't get absorbed. Best not to take the cascara.

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money.

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Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

The issue with a: Dry suit is what you are doing in it. If you are snorkeling or swimming that is fine. If you are diving in a dry suit, that is not healthy during pregnancy.

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Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Sure: There is no reason you can't eat eggplant during pregnancy

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Can I take pedilax during pregnancy?

Can I take pedilax during pregnancy?

For constipation?: If you are asking about suppositories, the answer is yes. If you are speaking of oral, I would recommend something else, like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to help with constipation. It's not absorbed by the body and is gentler than many anti-contstipation medications. Make sure to drink a lot of water if you are having problems with constipation. Drink until your pee is clear/white, no yellow.

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What is best to eat during pregnancy?

What is best to eat during pregnancy?

Healthy stuff!: A healthy, well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and the proper amount of grains and protein is best for pregnancy. Best wishes!

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What tests are done during pregnancy?

What tests are done during pregnancy?

Blood and urine: 1. CBC (complete blood count). 2. Blood type and screen. 3. Variety of STD screens, including HIV. 4. Urine culture. 5. Pap smear (age 21 and over). The above list is not exhaustive.

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Can you take keprra during pregnancy?

Can you take keprra during pregnancy?

There is risk: Patients using Levetiracetam (Keppra) should be aware that there appears to be a small chance of malformations with using the medication while pregnant, but that the data are limited.

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Is Yacon Syrup safe during pregnancy?

Is Yacon Syrup safe during pregnancy?

Yacon syrup: Is a syrup from Peru used for weight loss literature review showed that it is beneficial for premenopausal women Who are obese and with insulin resistance. Although it seems sake and product is natural, it did not not do any study on pregnancy. It would be wise not to use any medication including herbal or natural during pregnancy.

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Which herbs are safe during pregnancy?

Which herbs are safe during pregnancy?

None needed: There is no scientific evidence that one should take any herbs during pregnancy as they do not benefit you. Take a Folic Acid vitamin or a prenatal vitamin and you are good to go.

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Is Vicks vapo rub safe during pregnancy

Should be: Vaporib is topical and should not have systemic effect. It should not harm the fetus.

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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