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Emergen C Safe During Pregnancy
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
Is Emergen-C okay to take during second trimester of pregnancy? Will it help shorten the course of a viral infection?
I'm 17 weeks pregnant, been dealing w/ a severe cold/flu for a week w/o any improvements, also anemic. Not sure if that prolongs course of viral infx. How can I get better faster? Ok to take Emergen-C in pregnancy?
Cold: Hi, Congratulations on being pregnant. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about a viral illness. Especially, one week into it. However, it may be a good idea for you to see your doctor and make sure that nothing else is going on. Best of luck and thank you for checking with HealthTap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you mean ADVIL (ibuprofen)?: Generally, it isn't recommended during pregnancy. Avil (pheniramine) is an antihistamine which has anticholinergic effects that is used for allergic conditions. Avil is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use >. ...Read more
Most likely: I looked up this product and its likely safe for use. However, no can promise you safety until we see reports on users hand what there pregnancy outcomes where. These students usually come from observation as most people are unwilling to subject themselves to studies where the outcome may be a bad effect on your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is an opioid, taking throughout pregnancy will result in addiction in the fetus. and they may have withdrawal at birth. So doctors will try to wean Also small teratogenic risk http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-63/norco-oral/details/list-precautions ...Read more
Avil (Pheniramine) : Is an antihistamine which has anticholinergic effects that is used for allergic conditions. Avil is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.”. ...Read more