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Home Pregnancy Medication
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
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
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
I stopped using antihistamine medication 1 week ago and sex was 44 days ago. Can i trust the results of home pregnancy test taken today correctly?
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
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
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
If you are taking Accutane isotretinoin, and you take a home pregnancy test will the results be wrong because of the chemicals in the drug?
No: In fact, most doctors require to take one before filling your prescription. ...Read more
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?
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
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Depends on what your are tanking the medicines for. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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