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What does "pregnancy category c" medications mean?

What does  "pregnancy category c" medications mean?

Slightly higher risk: Medication pregnancy class c means that: animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. Almost all drugs are class b or c and they can be used if the benefit outweighs the risks. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Antifungal drugs safe in pregnancy?

Antifungal drugs safe in pregnancy?

I would not : Recommend taking or using any medication during pregnancy that is absolutely not necessary. If a fungal infection is present and causing an issue or endangering the baby then if played by your obygyn i would use it....Otherwise would not. ...Read more

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Is terconazole safe to use during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? It's labeled in category c, which scares me.

Is terconazole safe to use during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? It's labeled in category c, which scares me.

Probably: I'm sorry I can't be more definite, but the second trimester is a relatively safe time to take any medication and there a no known issue with this class of medication. Category C simply means there is very little information available, either good or bad. If you have a proven yeast infection and symptoms are severe, it is a reasonable medication. ...Read more

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What is the pregnancy drug category for gamunex?

What is the pregnancy drug category for gamunex?

Category C.: Reproduction studies have not been conducted. Immune globulins cross the placenta in increased amounts >30 weeks. Intravenous Immune Globulin has been recommended for use in fetal-neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and pregnancy-associated itp. May also be used in postexposure prophylaxis for rubella (within 72 hours) to reduce the risk of infection and fetal damage in exposed pregnant women. ...Read more

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Which drugs are definitely banned in pregnancy?

Which drugs are definitely banned in pregnancy?

To many to mention: With that said, do not take anything without consulting with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Is high doses of vitamin C safe when pregnant?

Is high doses of vitamin C safe when pregnant?

Yes: Vitamin C is a safe vitamin in pregnancy. The vitamin that you have to be aware of not taking too much is vitamin A. You never want to 'overdose' on vitamins of any kind as they can upset your stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Another important Vitamin in pregnancy is Vitamin D. Some obstetricians will check a woman's baseline Vitamind D at the beginning of pregnancy. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why is amoxicillin classed as pregnancy category (a) in australia and category (b) in america? Is amoxicillin made with different ingredients in au?

Why is amoxicillin classed as pregnancy category (a) in australia and category (b) in america?  Is amoxicillin made with different ingredients in au?

Amoxicillin: Do not know the reason for the difference in classifications between the two countries, but both have outstanding health care systems. There is no evidence to suggest that Amoxicillin will harm a fetus when given to a pregnant woman, but double blind comparative trials have not been done. There are no reports in case studies to suggest any danger. ...Read more

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What safe antitussive drug in pregnancy?

What safe antitussive drug in pregnancy?

Category C drugs: Both dextromethorphan & codine are anti-tussives that fall into category c. This is a pregnancy related scale listing meds form class a-x from very safe to dangerous/damaging. Category c includes meds that have no known negative effect on human fetal development from available studies but those studies are not extensive enough to move it to a safer category. Dm is in many otc products. ...Read more

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Is taking vitamin d safe in early pregnancy?

Is taking vitamin d safe in early pregnancy?

Yes, and recommended: Vitamin d is essential in pregnancy. Actually it should have begun before pregnancy, as it takes 3 mos. To reach appropriate levels with just daily replacement, unless you load up with high doses at the beginning of therapy. Check w/your ob. Calcium is also important. As well as folate and prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Will high doses of vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

Will high doses of vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

No: There is no scientific evidence that high doses of vitamin c are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. It is not recommended that any pregnant woman take medications or vitamin supplementation without discussing this with their obstetrician. ...Read more

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Iam 5weeks pregnant, are d abortionpills effective at this stage!?What r d pills available in market to terminate pregnancy within 5 weeks?

Iam 5weeks pregnant, are d abortionpills effective at this stage!?What r d  pills available in market to terminate pregnancy within 5 weeks?

Yes: There are medications that can be used at 5 weeks to elicit an abortion. However, these medications are not available over the counter and you would need to see a physician to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Glucose and vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

Glucose and vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

The massive doses of: Vitamin c used to terminate a pregnancy would also be toxic to the mother. This is not safe and should not be attempted. ...Read more

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Hepatitis E in 1st trimester of preg.risks,treatment?

Hepatitis E in 1st trimester of preg.risks,treatment?

Is unique RNA virus: ...With 4 genotypes, outbreaks of which have accounted for epidemics in europe in 18th &19th centuries, & today in india and asia where the infection is endemic. Outbreaks have particularly high attack rates & mortality among pregnant women. Fecal-oral transmission from person-to-person. See no chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer but severe hepatitis with fulminant hepatic failure is possible. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects of taking IV (Glutathione, Vitamin C and Placenta)? Thanks.

Are there any negative effects of taking IV (Glutathione, Vitamin C and Placenta)? Thanks.

Yes: Using this stuff will get you involved with medical quacks. This is a cruel health fraud directed at people who want to lighten their skin. If the substances are prepared properly, glutathione and vitamin C are harmless and you'll pee them out. The glutathione may suppress melanin some. Adding dried sheep placenta is simply quackery. Why not embrace the beauty that Nature gave you? ...Read more

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Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

2nd line drug: Most studies show Zofran (ondansetron) is likely safe for use but it is considered a 2nd line treatment choice reserved for those who fail other methods. Diclegis is a FDA approved drug now available for 1st line treatment ...Read more

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What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?

What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?

Depends: The food and drug administration assigns risk category ratings for drugs in pregnancy. Category c drugs have been suggested to cause problems in the fetus and should be used with caution in pregnancy if absolutely needed. Category d medications have been proven to cause serious harm to fetus and should be avoided. All the current antidepressants are either category c or d. ...Read more

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