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Can pregnant women take Trileptal?

Can pregnant women take Trileptal?

Trileptal: It is category C pregnancy drug, hence benefits have to outweigh risks, & the patient is closely monitored throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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Divalproex (Definition)

Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, ..Etc.It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more


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Can pregnant women take Lamictal?

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Can pregnant women take Lamictal?

Lamictal & Pregnancy: That is a decision by your doctor. who can assess benefits versus risks of being on Lamictal versus not being on it, during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take quetiapine?

Can pregnant women take quetiapine?

Possibly: There are few medications which have been extensively studied in pregnant women. Any medication use during pregnancy should be discussed with your doctor. There are situations when the benefits of taking a medication may outweigh any potential risks of either side effects or the risk of no treatment. ...Read more

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Travisil safe for pregnant women?

Travisil safe for pregnant women?

Not recommended: It is an herbal product unregulated by the fda so has no safety data in pregnancy so it is better not to take it. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Apixaban?

Can pregnant women use Apixaban?

Apixaban: Apixaban is FDA PREGNANCY CATEGORY B. Discuss with OB. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Surmontil (trimipramine)?

Can pregnant women take Surmontil (trimipramine)?

Unknown: We can neither endorse nor prohibit it during pregnancy. Some similar medicines have been studied, but the results are inconclusive. There may be an increase in risk; on the other hand, if it is helpful to the mother, there may be an increase in risk without it. Consider dosage, trimester, risks and benefits, and involvement of the father and obstetrician, in deciding. ...Read more

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Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Usually: This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The risk varies by antidepressant, but the majority of the data indicate many antidepressants are likely safe in pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

Depends on the med.: That is a complex question as there are many different antifungal medications. Most are 'category b' which are safe in pregnancy. However; some are not suggested for nursing mothers' and some are 'category c'; which are considered unsafe in pregnancy. Discussing the choice of medications with an obstetrician; or a primary care physician is advised. ...Read more

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Is invega (paliperidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is invega (paliperidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

See below: The risks of invega/alternatives have to weighed against the benefits in a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Its a difficult decision for parents. This special section from the national institute of mental health website might help: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/which-groups-have-special-needs-when-taking-psychiatric-medications.Shtml. ...Read more

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Is Depakote ER safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is Depakote ER safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Depakote (valproic acid) is a pregnancy category d, which means that the medication has been show to be associated with fetal abnormalities. Depakote has been shown to increase the risk if spina bifida (spinal defects), and other abnormalities. Not recommended with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is carbamazepine safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carbamazepine safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No, it is not safe: Carbamazepine is considered a category d in pregnancy, it may be teratogenic or leads to developmental delay in the baby. It is advised to be relapced with an other seizure medications during pregnancy. During nursing babies it should be avoided as it may affects the blood counts in the baby. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Aplenzin?

Can pregnant women take Aplenzin?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): It is Category C pregnancy drug. Benefits have to outweigh risks. Consult your Doctor. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Betimol?

Can pregnant women use Betimol?

Betimol: Betimol is FDA Pregnancy Category C . Benefit must outweigh risk for use. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take haloperidol?

Can pregnant women take haloperidol?

Haldol (haloperidol) in pregnancy: Not advised during the first trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is paracetamol safe for pregnant women?

Is paracetamol safe for pregnant women?

Yes! Consult your MD: Paracetamol is another name for acetaminohen ( trade name *tylenol). It is can be used for minor aches, headaches and other minor pain during pregnancy. The manufacturers suggest it can be used for intermittent short durations. As always consult your md before taking any medication as she/he may have other suggestions. ...Read more

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Is copaxone (glatiramer) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is copaxone (glatiramer) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Depends: This medication suppresses your immune system. We don't have any good information on it in pregnancy. It really is a case of discussing with your doctor the risks and benefits. In breastfeeding, we don't have a lot of information but it is a pretty big molecule and probably doesn't end up in breast milk so we feel comfortable with women breastfeeding on this med. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Ludiomil (maprotiline)?

Can pregnant women take Ludiomil (maprotiline)?

Give your OB, family: medicine doctor & psychiatrist a complete list of your prescription & OTC medications + herbs, vitamins & supplements. There are no published studies on outcomes in human progeny prenatally exposure to Ludiomil (maprotiline). Animal studies have shown no teratogenic effect or disruption of fetal brain development, so the FDA lists it as a pregnancy Class B medication , with no known adverse fetal effects. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women safely take methotrexate?

Can pregnant women safely take methotrexate?

Absolutely not!: METHOTREXATE is an abortofacient! Absolute contraindication. A because of persistent metabolites called MTX polyglutamates, no attempt to get pregnant until three months after using MTX! ...Read more

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Is dilantin-125 safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dilantin-125 safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No and yes: Not safe for pregnant women ("possibly hazardous") it is safe during lactation even for the newborn. ...Read more

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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


Depakote (Definition)

Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more