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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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What happens if your pee test shows false positive for methamphetamine and your on antidepressants serolquel and effexor (venlafaxine)?

What happens if your pee test shows false positive for methamphetamine and your on antidepressants serolquel and effexor (venlafaxine)?

It is up to your MD: You are correct that both Effexor (venlafaxine) and Seroquel (quetiapine) can result in false positive results for methamphetamine. What happens after that usually requires a conversation between your tester and yourself. ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...Read more

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Could quietiapine and lithium medication affect pregnancy?

Could quietiapine and lithium medication affect pregnancy?

Please tell your: doctors know asap if you are pregnant. Lithium is FDA pregnancy category D & has been associated w cardiac defects. Lamictal is pregnancy category C. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant and my OB prescribed Vistaril for anxiety and insomnia. Is this widely considered safe during pregnancy?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant and my OB prescribed Vistaril for anxiety and insomnia. Is this widely considered safe during pregnancy?

Best discuss concern: with your OB who must weigh benefits and risks for you and your baby of any medication prescribed during pregnancy. Antihistamines are contraindicated in the first trimester and risk beyond that is uncertain. If necessary Vistaril is considered a good choice and it is recommended to drink ample water to overcome possible side effects. Alert OB to increased movement. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible to show negative on both home and doctor's urine pregnancy tests up to the second trimester and still be pregnant?

Is it possible to show negative on both home and doctor's urine pregnancy tests up to the second trimester and still be pregnant?

Highly unlikely: Home urine pregnancy tests are highly reliable when performed properly and in the proper time frame. The typical time frame when one would expect the test to be positive would be 7-10 days after a missed period. Therefore having two separate tests show negative into the second trimester is highly unlikely if one is truly pregnant. ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy does cholestasis or pregnancy start? And what is cholestasis of pregnancy?

How far along in pregnancy does cholestasis or pregnancy start? And what is cholestasis of pregnancy?

Cholestasis: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a condition in which the normal flow of bile in the gallbladder is affected by the high amounts of pregnancy hormones. Cholestasis is more common in the last trimester of pregnancy when hormones are at their peak, but it usually goes away within a few days after delivery. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

I  am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

Low dose ?: What is low dose and why you are taking this medication .It would be wise to discuss it with your Obstetrician and physician who prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) to you. ...Read more

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Risks and birth defects of taking lorazepam and klonopin (clonazepam) early in pregnancy?

Risks and birth defects of taking lorazepam and klonopin (clonazepam) early in pregnancy?

Stop; read my commen: Pregnancy , we all agree, is part of the develop process. Its drives are powerful. Your child is literally installing the basic structure of who this person will become. So keep all meds to a reasonable ! level. Both meds affect your brain, though Klonopin (clonazepam) is safer in both areas. ...Read more

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Which bipolar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Which bipolar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Talk to doctor: This is an ongoing difficult area in Psychiatry and Obstetrics. Research is ethically prohibited, so we only have anecdotal evidence. All medicines for bipolar disorder, and all benzodiazepines have risks during pregnancy. A few antidepressants are very safe for depression and anxiety during pregnancy. Please consult with your Psychiatrist and OB. ...Read more

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Nausea, mood swings, fatigue, weight gain, the only difference is all pregnancy tests are coming back negative?

PMS: If you are not pregnant you may premenstrual syndrome and you may also have unbalanced hormones. See your physician for birth control pills or other recommendations. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) be taken during pregnancy for depression without harming the baby? What medications can be taken for depression while pregnant?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) be taken during pregnancy for depression without harming the baby? What medications can be taken for depression while pregnant?

Zoloft (sertraline) most studied: Risks include: spontaneous abortion, preecplampsia, congential cardiac septal defects, endocrine disturbance in the newborn, poor neurodevel outcomes, resp distress in newborn, preterm delivery, low birth weight, small for gestational age. Risk of failure to treat : spontan abort, preterm delivery, low birth weight, suicide, dev delay, behav problems, poor maternal health. Zoloft (sertraline) most oft used. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

Yes and no: Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause seizures (a rare, serious side effect). Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic. Typically, these two substances should not be taken with alcohol as they can lead to severe nervous system depression. If this is a problem, you should share this with your doctor and devise a plan. ...Read more

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Miclozen and pyrodoxyn to control vomiting and nausea during first trimester of pregnancy..is it safe?? I already used it because am suffering,thanks?

Miclozen and pyrodoxyn to control vomiting and nausea during first trimester of pregnancy..is it safe?? I already used it because am suffering,thanks?

Safe: Meclozen and Pyridoxine are safe in pregnancy. Please do not take more than 150mg of Pyridoxine per day. You can take other medications as well. Please consult your doctor. Your Info says you are not pregnant. Is that so? Good Luck! ...Read more

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Is risperadal known for weight and blood sugar increases as zyprexa and Seroquel (quetiapine) are. I take 2 mg.

Is risperadal known for weight and blood sugar increases as zyprexa and Seroquel (quetiapine) are. I take 2 mg.

Weight gain as s/e: Risperidal, (risperidone) Zyprexa and Seroquel can all cause weight gain and high blood sugar. That is why close medical supervision is important while taking any of them. Weight gain, if it occurs, is gradual and reversible if med is stopped. Check your weight regularly and tell prescribing doc if you have any unexplained weight gain. Blood sugar should be checked as well. See: http://www.drugs.com/article/weight-gain.html I hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Clozapine (Definition)

Clozapine is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Clozaril (Definition)

Clozaril is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more