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Does Lactogen Cause Any Side Effects To Babies
Labor.Are there any serious side effects to the mother and/or baby due to using magnesium sulfate when not needed?
?need ? effect?: Magnesium sulfate is one of the better tolerated methods of handling maternal blood pressure in labor. Maternal effects at higher levels include respiratory depression, low blood pressure & heart rhythm block. It is a category 1 (no risk) for the fetus although i occasionally see respiratory depression, apnea spells in a newborn if it has high blood levels, which fades after they start to urinate. ...Read more
Does Prilosec prescription have any reports of serious side effects. Also does this pill cause weight gain.?
Yes it does: As you can imagine any medication can cause side effects. I looked up in a pharmacopeia and Prilosec can cause liver disease, severe skin blistering that requires emergency treatment. Abnormal absorption of certain electrolytes like phosphate. It can cause osteopenia or osteoporosis in certain people. I am not at all familiar with weight gain being one of the side effects. ...Read more
Dulcolax: Some of the most common potential side effects with Dulcolax are diarrhea, abdominal cramps/pain, indigestion, ^ gas, weakness, feeling dizzy, ^ thirst and nausea. Dulcolax should not be used frequently/ long term - your body can become used to laxatives with resulting complications. ...Read more
No worries: Mri will not cause neurological injury. The contrast used, if needed, is also very safe but they may check your kidney function first if you have risk factors for kidney disease. Mri is a very safe exam used on hundreds of thousand of patients every year without complications. ...Read more
No: Unfortunately, some dis-reputable companies may either mix impurities or the % of pure herbs in the preparation in very small.So as long as you buy from acceptable companies, you are safe. Visit willner chemist.Com to get an idea! ...Read more
Potentially - yes: Water alone injected as an enema can be absorbed by the baby and dilute the balance of the blood.If enough water is absorbed, the baby can have seizures when this balance crosses a critical level. Small amounts (ounce or two) are unlikely to cause a problem, but i never recommend them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Controversial: There is much debate about whey protein, derived from dairy, regarding its effects on health. I don't believe one should get protein from dairy and prefer non-animal sources like quinoa, nuts and beans. I also like wild salmon for protein and mostly healthy fats. Books like the china study demonize whey and claim it causes cancer and autoimmune disease. No one knows for sure so use other sources. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No effect on effect: Smoking would not be expected to change the effectiveness of doryx (doxycycline). If smoking and Doryx (doxycycline) both upset your stomach, one could make the other more distressing, but i doubt you'd be smoking if it routinely upset your stomach. You shouldn't smoke anyway! stop it now and save a lot of healthcare dollars and misery later. ...Read more
Does Paxil (paroxetine) cause any negative long term health effects? I have to take it for depression. Does the medicine cause brain tumors or anything serious?
Small Concerns: No concerns for brain tumors, cancers or other risks such as that at all. The only very small risk that has come up for older women is possible slight bone thinning (not seen in men) noted in those on the category Paxil (paroxetine) is in: ssri's selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Following bone studies a very small change was detected in a certain percentage of women studied. Further evaluation ongoing. ...Read more
A carminative is any: agent that helps with flatulence by coalescing small bubbles of gas in the GI tract into larger ones for expulsion of gas. Mylicon is safe, but not very effe tive. I'd avoid herbal carminatives. Have a nurse teach you the "football hold" or "colic carry" & know that all the grunting & straining will cease as the smooth muscle of the gut develops normal peristalsis, coordinated movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexuality: Nope. There is very little to worry or wonder about in regards to being sexual and your health. There is no medical reason to limit your sexual activity. Sex is a part of the human experience. You should know how to prevent stds and pregnancy, but otherwise live your life to the fullest. ...Read more
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Agree w Dr. Lombardi: Ex Lax is a Sennoside (Senna). Potential side effects w senna may include rectal bleeding (black, tarry, malodorous stools), abdominal cramping & pain, nausea / vomiting, diarrhea, gas, brown urine & feeling lightheaded. Dehydration, reduced potassium levels, liver problems,cardiac arrhythmia and kidney damage may occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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