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Has anyone taken the beta blocker labetalol in pregnancy?

Has anyone taken the beta blocker labetalol in pregnancy?

Most hypertensives.: Most pregnant women with chronic hypertension are on Labetalol (a combined Alpha and beta blocker) that is fairly effective and safe for that purpose. Chronic use of beta blockers can decrease fetal growth, though, so only take this medication under the care of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Alternative regimens: alpha-methyldopa (very safe, modestly effective), Nifedipine (safe, effective). ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Is ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Is ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Medications: All anti hypertensives have to be monitored by a physician during pregnancy so if you become pregnant when taking these medications you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is propanololol safe to take during pregnancy for blood pressure?

Is propanololol safe to take during pregnancy for blood pressure?

Not best choice : Methyldopa and Labetalol are the two most common blood pressure medications prescribed for pregnant women. They have the best safety profile. If your doctor chose something different then ask your doctor why. There may be a specific reason for choosing a specific drug. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Yes: These medicines are considered safe during pregnancy and don't seem to have much effect on the development of the fetus. ...Read more

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Danger to combine multaq400, rivaroxaban20, and metoprolol succinate25? To control a fib and clotting plus high bp?

Danger to combine multaq400, rivaroxaban20, and metoprolol  succinate25? To control a fib and clotting plus high bp?

Not really: There are no significant interactions between those meds other than both metoprolol and Multaq can slow the heart rate excessively. Multaq isn't particularly effective at preventing af and should not be used as a heart rate controlling agent when af is permanent. ...Read more

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What is the very first signs of congestive heart failure. Should i be taking imetoprolol tartrate, & isosorbide monomitratate? If I have chf?

What is the very first signs of congestive heart failure.  Should  i be taking imetoprolol tartrate, &  isosorbide monomitratate? If I have chf?

CHF: Shortness of breath, leg swelling, fatigue are common. Both meds are good. You may want to talk with your doctor regards to "ace inhibitors and water pills. Depending on how bad your CHF is, these will add bebefit to meds you are already taking. If your ef is less than 35% , you may need a defibrillator. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control to take for a woman with high blood pressure and taking bystolic (nebivolol)? Thanks!

What is the best birth control to take for a woman with high blood pressure and taking bystolic (nebivolol)? Thanks!

IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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I'd taken 3 pregnantnancy test and they are all negative, missed 1 period what are the chances that a blood pregnantnancy will be positive? No symptom of pregnant

I'd taken 3 pregnantnancy test and they are all negative, missed 1 period what are the chances that a blood pregnantnancy will be positive? No symptom of pregnant

Low: Urine pregnancy tests are actually quite accurate. It's true that blood pregnancy tests turn positive about 3 days earlier than urine ones do. But by the time a period is missed, the urine is usually consistently positive if there is a pregnancy. Other causes for skipped periods include stress and thyroid disorders among others. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in using Amiodarone and Tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan)? My last dose of Amiodarone was yesterday.

Yes, potential risk: Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=167-0,3246-14647 for potential iteractions btwn Amiodarone & Tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan). Hopefully both were prescribed by same doc who should've discussed risks, benefits & alternatives w/you. So should dispensing pharmacist. In general, it's always a good idea to tell each doc everything you take, both OTC & prescription. Try to use same pharmacy 2 ...Read more

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What makes a pacemaker necessary for atrial fibrillation?My husband is in and out of it every few days, weak, intolerant of beta blockers and has bp.

What makes a pacemaker necessary for atrial fibrillation?My husband is in and out of it every few days, weak, intolerant of beta blockers and has bp.

It depends: Pacemakers might be implanted as part of a care plan for af - but this only prevents slow pulses that might come as a result of slow pulse with af, medications for the af or after av-node ablation. Pacemakers themselves can not prevent or control af. A pacemaker may help your husband tolerate bblockers at higher dose (prevent the slow pulse) and therefore more effectively treat his af. ...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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Dr. Matthew Whitbeck
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Digoxin (Definition)

It is a heart drug...A purified product of the foxglove plant. It has effects which include strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle, slowing conduction of the heart's electrical impulse through the av node and thereby helping to slow the heart rate during atrial fibrillation. Because of potential toxicity, its use has been largely replaced ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Lanoxicaps (Definition)

Lanoxicaps is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more