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Commonly Used Psychiatric Drugs That Pregnant Women Shouldnt Handled
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
BP in pregnancy: Drugs of the ACE-I class, Enalapril and the angiogtension receptor blocker class, losartan cannot be used in pregnant women. They must be taken off those drugs as soon as they find out that they are pregnant. Other drugs can safely be used to treat hypertension in pregnancy other than those. ...Read more
Some cultures use drugs for centuries (like khat) is "addiction" just a modern phenomenon? Can addictive substances be used safely in other cultures?
Universal: Addiction occurs in every culture and every country. There is no safe place to use addictive substances. If you have a genetic predisposition to addiction, refrain completely. Remember, "No matter where you go, there you are." the image here is khat teeth. A detailed review of consequences of KHAT is available here http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/9/6/456.full ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Qualified NO: Herbal medications have a place but they do no have to be studied and proven effective like prescribed drugs. We do not fully understand what they do as research is lacking. Some of my patients see acupuncturists and naturopathic providers and i allow them to prescribe herbs but usually we stay away from herbs during ivf for example where the costs of failure is high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are premonitory dreams a real entity? How are they treated since they tend to be violent and negative. Is seroquel (quetiapine) ever used?
I have urine incontinence only when taking anti-depressants including meds from tca, ssri & snri classes. Are maois likely to cause similar probs?
Puzzling: I am unfamiliar with antidepressants causing urinary incontinence. Mao inhibitors are old and very tricky medications to work with as they interact seriously with many meds and certain foods like aged cheeses. Your psychiatrist is best qualified to advise you about the side effects of these different medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
23 weeks pregnant with some depression stopped taking meds due to posble birth defects etc, second trimester are their any meds that are safe to take.?
At 23 wks..safer now: Most birth defects occur during period of organ formations (organogenesis), usually during first trimester. Most antidepressants have categoryc labeling, meaning animal studies show some risks, but no human trial avialable. At 23 wks, birth defect from these meds are unlikely to occur, but some side effects etc... Consult your doc..Depression can adversely affect pregnancy... Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which drugs can be taken by pregnant women with schizophrenia, which last 4 years had 7.5 olanzapine in order to prevent damage of the fetus.?
Options: Most antipsychotics are rated pregnancy category c which means that risk cannot be excluded but may be outweighed by benefits two into psychotic's pregnancy category b which means they have not shown birth defects in animal studies these are lurasidone and clozapine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do injectables medicines (e.G. Gonal) that are used along with IUI cause ovarian cancer in women?
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
Prenatal Consult: This is a question that needs to be answered on a case-by-case basis. All meds have risks, but it is important to weigh the risks of going off them and benefits of staying on them verses the risks of taking the medication during pregnancy or nursing. Psychiatric conditions pose their own risks to a pregnancy, too. See a perinatal psychiatrist to help you with this risk-benefit analysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Legally, Yes: Whether that is a good idea or a terrible idea depends, of course, upon the specific details of the patient's situation (symptoms, likelihood of misuse, concomitant medications, etc.). ...Read more
Are there any malaria medications that can be taken and considered safe for G6PD deficient patients?
Why are drugs like Xanax and klonipin frowned upon to use
daily in small doses vs drugs like Zoloft and Paxil (paroxetine) that are
recommended by doctors. ?
Y doctors don't consider herbs in treatment as in olden times herbs were the only option to treat the ailment which were not only effective but safe?
Considering herbs: Integrative and holistic medicine doctors do use herbs in medical treatment. Sometimes they can be first line. In germany, for instance, this is often the case. In the us one must be very careful of herbal products because they are regulated as foods, not medicines. In many cases pharmaceuticals could be more reliable, and their effectiveness more measurable. Drs. Try to do their best for you. ...Read more