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Taking a prenatal pill twice a day (recommended dose) that has polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - are those ingredients safe for pregnancy?
PRESERVATIVES: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are preservatives that are included in many products and have proven safe in most instances. We really can't be totally sure of safety in pregnancy, since it simply is not possible to test them in pregnant women. However they have been included in many products often used by pregnant women over many years. The amounts included are very minimal. ...Read more
Dark spot corrector from poactive, safe to use while 6 months pregnant? Ingredients: octyldodecanol, cyclopentasiloxane, hexylene glycol, glycolic acid..
Why take the chance?: My standard advice for all pregnant women is take or apply medicines only when necessary - and then only if your obstetrician okays it. Dark spots are a cosmetic issue; why not wait until you have the baby - at which time the dark spots may very well fade on their own, as they often do. ...Read more
No, but: I am guessing you had a positive urine screening test for amphetamines. EVERY medication used for weight loss and/or decongestants has the potential to give a positive on the SCREENING test for amphetamines. These medications (pseudoephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine and MANY others) resemble the amphetamine molecule. The confirmatory tests, however, will be negative. ...Read more
Is kojic acid soap safe for pregnant? Ingredients: cocos nucifera, sodium hydroxide,potassium lactate,glycerin, kojic acid dipalmitate,Tetrasodium Eti
Citrical contains polyvinyl alcohol (part hydrolyzed) and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?
Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin,& flavoring
Not recomended: inhaling aerosolized chemicals isnt best for you or for the baby. Vaping is a new product in the market and the effect on lungs/babies are still not fully understood. I would use this time to kick the habit to ensure that you give your baby the full potential to grow without interruptions by potential stressors like smoke ...Read more
Are these ingredients safe in a cleanser to use? Methylparaben Butylparaben, Propylparaben, I have under-active thyroid.
Best avoided: Parabens are commonly used in cosmetics but are known endocrine disruptors, having estrogen-like effects which may increase risk of breast cancer. No one knows how hazardous they are but I advise choosing products that are paragon-free. See http://tinyurl.com/hvksgz3 for more on parabens and http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ for info on choosing non-toxic cosmetics and cleansers. ...Read more
Sorry...: Isagenix International LLC is a multilevel company that markets dietary supplements and personal care products--HealthTap doctors are asked not to endorse or discuss commercial agents like this. Beside, many HealthTap providers do NOT recommend non-prescribed cleansing, especially to promote temporary weight loss. ...Read more
I take flp product containing stabilized aloevera gel, fructose, natural cranberry and apple juice, sorbitol, ascorbic and citric acids. What are uses?
Many uses: I'm curious why you're taking a product you don't know the use for. The active ingredient is aloe vera gel- everything else is for flavor or preservatives. Aloe vera has many proven health benefits- it helps reduce inflammation, lowers blood sugar & cholesterol, soothes inflamed GI tracts, etc. You might look for aloe with less added sugars. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more
I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?
Change meds: I believe that constipation is a common side effect of medications. When simple methods to manage these complications fail, altermative treatments should be sought. I would not recommend stronger laxatives as they may alter your colonic function, unless, of course, you have no alternative. ...Read more
Is taking 6 pills that each contain simethicone, papain,sanzyme 3500, sodium dehydrocholate, dicyclomine hydrochloride on daily basis bad?
Depends: This would depend on patient preference.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it ok to use co enzyme q10, salicylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate, passionflower, pineapple, ginseng, grapefruit extracts topically during pregnancy?
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