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Doctor insights on: Dilantin During Pregnancy

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Triazolam safety during pregnancy?

Triazolam safety during pregnancy?

Be careful: Benzodiazepines require special precaution if used in the elderly, during pregnancy, in children, alcohol or drug-dependent individuals and individuals with comorbid psychiatric disorders.Triazolam belongs to the pregnancy category x of the fda. This means that it is known to have the potential to cause birth defects. ...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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Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Absolutely NOT!: Why would you think of taking anything like that during pregnancy that could endanger your developing fetus? Adulthood should always precede parenthood. ...Read more

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Depression during pregnancy?

Depression during pregnancy?

Professional advise: You definately mood to speak to you OB .They would likely support the use of fish oil. Also exercise, get out in nature, get into some counseling, maybe a group -look for social support- other pregnant moms. Enlist the support of the dad resolve issues of stress. Rc with mess in addition to maxing out the its listed is better than the depression for the baby-professional rc mandatory! ...Read more

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Is triazolam safe during pregnancy?

Is triazolam safe during pregnancy?

Triazolam: Triazolam is a safety category x. This means that there is positive evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both; fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Do not use this drug during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How safe is keppra (levetiracetam) and lamotrigine during pregnancy?

How safe is keppra (levetiracetam) and lamotrigine during pregnancy?

Relatively safe: Keppra (levetiracetam) ; Lamictal are both pregnancy category c antiepileptic drugs (aeds). Lamictal nearly earned category b recommendation, considered the safest AED during pregnancy. Keppra (levetiracetam) has minimal side effects in people taking it, generally benefit outweighs risk. The harm of 1 breakthrough sz on fetus is usually greater than 9 months' exposure to any aed, but Keppra (levetiracetam) + Lamictal is safe ; effective. ...Read more

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Are toothaches during pregnancy normal?

Are toothaches during pregnancy normal?

They can be: A true toothache during pregnancy is likely due to a tooth problem prior to pregnancy. When pregnant, you are definitely more prone to gum disease which can present as toothaches. If you notice more bleeding of your gums when brushing and flossing, you may have pregnancy gingivitis and should see your dentist for treatment. Studies are showing low birth weight babies due to gum disease. ...Read more

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Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Lozenge: If you are referring to the throat lozenge ricola, then the answer is most definitely yes. ...Read more

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Is bleeding during pregnancy ever normal?

Is bleeding during pregnancy ever normal?

Yes: There are innocent causes of bleeding like implantation bleeding and sensitive cervix, but there are also serious causes such as placental separation (abruption), placenta previa, and uterine rupture. Any vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated and explained by a physician and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Can methadone be safe during pregnancy?

Can methadone be safe during pregnancy?

Yes, : It is contraindicated to attempt to come off it during pregnancy because lowering the dose or withdrawal can lead to a spontaneous loss of the baby.Pregnant women have been treated with Methadone for more than 25 years and neither Methadone or other opiates have not been shown to directly cause birth defects. Methadoneandpregnancy.Com. ...Read more

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Is riboflavin safe during pregnancy?

Is riboflavin safe during pregnancy?

Food: Riboflavin is a b vitamin present in many foods. It is safe. You do not need to take extra in the form of a supplement if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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Is .25mcg alprazolam safe during pregnancy?

Depends: A single dose of 0.25mg of Alprazolam will not cause harm, however benzodiazepine medications such as Alprazolam and others, when used regularly can significant increase the risk of cleft palate and other structural development, especially in the first trimester. Consult with both your ob/gyn and your prescribing doctor before using such meds. ...Read more

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Is having digene during pregnancy harmful?

Is having digene during pregnancy harmful?

Antacid: If you are referring to taking taking an antacid then yes that is fine. Antacids are commonly used in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is caffeine safe during pregnancy?

Is caffeine safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Previously there was a concern about caffeine and miscarriages, although medical studies have not concluded a distinct association. Moderate caffeine consumption (<200mg per day) has not been shown to increase miscarriage risk. ...Read more

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Can third generation TSH can happen during pregnancy?

Unclear question: There is no contraindication to testing the blood by the third generation assay if the patient is pregnant. ...Read more

Dilantin (Definition)

Dilantin (generic name phenytoin) is a drug that has been used to treat seizure disorders since 1938. It is a sodium channel blocker that is effective in treatment of epilepsy but it has significant side effects. Because of that many newer drugs have been developed ...Read more