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Doctor insights on: Home Pregnancy Medication

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Do you think that I could get an accurate reading from a home pregnancy test while taking medication?

Do you think that I could get an accurate reading from a home pregnancy test while taking medication?

Yes: Most home pregnancy tests are highly accurate once you have missed your first period. Follow the instructions closely and use your first morning urine. It also helps for a more accurate method to collect the urine in a disposable paper cup and dip the test strip inside for the prescribed time vs holding the strip in the urine stream. Refrain from alcohol and cigarettes until you know for sure. ...Read more

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Will my medication for tonsillitis and gastristis effect my home pregnancy test? If it does effect what should I do to get accurate result?

Will my medication for tonsillitis and gastristis effect my home pregnancy test? If it does effect what should I do to get accurate result?

Did you miss a: Period? You should do a home pregnancy test only if you have missed your period by 4-5 days. You did not mention the medication you are taking, but it is unlikely that that will affect the results of the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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I'm sick & have been on a lot of medication recently. My gp did a urine test inc. Pregnancy, it was negative, I'm still late, shall I do a home test?

I'm sick & have been on a lot of medication recently. My gp did a urine test inc. Pregnancy, it was negative, I'm still late, shall I do a home test?

If it would reassure: You - go for it. However, serum HCG pregnancy test is the gold standard. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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Could the medication 'divalproex sodium' or 'topiramate' affect an at home pregnancy test result cuz im 5 days late and it's negative I'm never late?

Could the medication 'divalproex sodium' or 'topiramate' affect an at home pregnancy test result cuz im 5 days late and it's negative I'm never late?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and this medication will not affect the test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Where can I buy home pregnancy tests? What kind are the best? Are they available ob the shelf or do I ask a pharmacist at my local drug store?

Where can I buy home pregnancy tests? What kind are the best? Are they available ob the shelf or do I ask a pharmacist at my local drug store?

No Pharmacist needed: You can buy home pregnancy test kits without a prescription in many pharmacies & markets off the shelf.
There are many good brands : first response, & EPT seem to be the brand leaders.
Check the expiration date on the package! Don't use a test kit after its expiration, as the chemicals in the kit may not work correctly
record the results of the test so you can discuss them w/your dr. ...Read more

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Where can I buy a home preganancy test, at my local drug store? Are they on the shelves or do I ask the pharmasist? Which one should I buy?

Where can I buy a home preganancy test, at my local drug store? Are they on the shelves or do I ask the pharmasist? Which one should I buy?

Supermarket/pharmacy: You can find pregnancy tests at most supermarkets or pharmacy. Any pregnancy test is fine but some may detect pregnancy earlier than others. Ask the pharmacist to help you decide if reading the package doesn't still doesn't help. ...Read more

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What medication can I take to destroy pregnancy?

What medication can I take to destroy pregnancy?

Please see a: Family planning clinic, your family physician or a gynecologist to understand your options to safely handle your situation. ...Read more

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What does "pregnancy category c" medications mean?

What does "pregnancy category c" medications mean?

Slightly higher risk: Medication pregnancy class c means that: animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. Almost all drugs are class b or c and they can be used if the benefit outweighs the risks. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many are...: .. And many aren't. The list is too long and to complex for this forum. Consult with your obgyn for specifics. ...Read more

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What medications are typically prescribed in pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamin: Other tan a prenatal vitamin or Rhogam injection at 28 weeks if mother is rh negative no medications are routinely prescribed. Other medications are only prescribed when necessary and the benefit outweighs any risk. ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Limited options: Nothing is 100% safe in pregnancy. Doctors usually recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle. Most will tell you to avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil). It's best to try to figure out the cause of the pain and see if there are other options (like heat for muscle soreness, etc.). ...Read more

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Is it ok to take regular doses of medication in pregnancy?

It depends on....: The medication. Some medications are safe in pregnancy, some are absolutely contraindicated and some we simply don't know one way or the other. You need to discuss this issue with you obstetrician and be absolutely certain about any medication, over the counter agent, dietary supplement, etc. Before you take it. The stakes are just too high. ...Read more

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Could quietiapine and lithium medication affect pregnancy?

Could quietiapine and lithium medication affect pregnancy?

Please tell your: Doctors know asap if you are pregnant. Lithium is FDA pregnancy category D & has been associated w cardiac defects. Lamictal is pregnancy category C. ...Read more

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What is the safest medication to substitute Altosec in case of pregnancy?

What is the safest medication to substitute Altosec in case of pregnancy?

Gastric meds: Altosec (omeprazole) is considered a Class C drug in pregnancy. A reasonable substitute would be ZANTAC (ranitidine) which is a Class B drug...thus considered safer. The safest would be to use only antacids such as TUMS, Rolaids, etc, but you will probably find that these are not very effective in treating your stomach symptoms. ...Read more

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Which medication to take for increasing baby weight in 34th week of pregnancy?

????: There is no medicine, u need to watch your diet and your carbohydrate and caloric intake so u don't gain excessive wt but u may not be able to do anything assuming u do not have gestational diabetes so u may need to be induced before your due date - can do at 39 weeks or if baby is too large at the end u may need a csection to prevent cpd and shoulder dystocia. ...Read more

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What cold medication can be taken during pregnancy?

What cold medication can be taken during pregnancy?

Some medications are: Considered safe to take during pregnancy the effects of other medications on your unborn baby are unknown especially during the first trimester
halls Robitussin romilar trind-dm Vicks cough syrup saline nasal drops or spray
actifed dristan neosynephrine sudafed
tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) c
warm salt water gargle
*do not take "sa" (sustained action)forms or multi-symptom forms of these drugs.
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What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

Talk to OB: Most medications for ic need to be stopped during pregnancy, however some are safe such as nonalkalized anesthesics for instillation, some of the antispasms drugs, and some supplements. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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What medications do cause ventriculomegaly during pregnancy?

Pregnacy: I am not aware of any medications that specifically cause ventriculomegaly during a pregancy. The most common cause for this is a bleed into ventricles usually do to prematurity. ...Read more

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Where can I learn about what medications I can take during pregnancy?

Where can I learn about what medications I can take during pregnancy?

Online: The website drugs. Com is free and has pregnancy category information for most medications. ...Read more

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I'm in my five month pregnancy I. Coughing too much no medication works what should I do please?

I'm in my five month pregnancy I. Coughing too much no medication works what should I do please?

Talk to your OB: When you are pregnant, you should refrain from getting medical advice online. Your obstetrician knows what is troubling you better than we do. The most common cause for the cough you described would be acid reflux. Its very common during pregnancy, but you need an in the flesh doctor to help you, not some wild guess from one of us online. ...Read more