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Is femara (letrozole) safe for young children?

Is femara (letrozole) safe for young children?

No: Why would a young child take femara (letrozole)? It is a drug used for the treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. If your child (or grandchild) has taken many of your pills, you should contact your local poison control - usually by calling your local hospital emergency department. ...Read more

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Is the supplement congaplex safe for young children?

Is the supplement congaplex safe for young children?

Probably, but...: Congaplex probably will not cause harm, but I do not see any dosing recommendations for small children. Unfortunately, with vitamins and supplements more is not always better so caution is advised. There are also numerous components that could be allergenic - thymus, kidney, adrenal gland, and wheat germ. So if you choose to give it, I would watch closely for a reaction. ...Read more

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Is l-tyrosine safe to take for young adults?

Is l-tyrosine safe to take for young adults?

Not Necessarily: Outside of ordinary amounts in diet, supplements of this Amino Acid may be dangerous regarding blood pressure , haert and neurological health. Never proven to help anything. ...Read more

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Is it safe for younger adults to take antidepressants?

Is it safe for younger adults to take antidepressants?

Relatively: All medications have risks. However, most antidepressants can be used safely, and there is nothing about the physical make-up of younger adults that would increase the risk. ...Read more

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Is it safe for young adults to take antidepressant medication?

Yes: As with any medication side effects and safety should be weigh against the benefits of the medication treating the patient. ...Read more

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Is it safe for teenagers take adult vitamins?

Is it safe for teenagers take adult vitamins?

Yes: Vitamin dosage is based more on weight than age. Most teenagers are adult size, or nearly adult size. A young teenager under 80 pounds might not need to take adult doses, though it would not cause any harm. ...Read more

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Is it safe for men to have children at an advanced age? Is the sperm still healthy?

Is it safe for men to have children at an advanced age? Is the sperm still healthy?

Yes and no: The impact of age on the male is much less dramatic or predictable than that of females.Sperm generate from stem cells,millions at a time.The healthiest make the strongest swimmers and increases the prospect of a healthy outcome.Women are born with a finite # of eggs,subject to the toxic effects of time/drugs/radiation and the outcome of conception remains the quality of the young or old egg. ...Read more

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Is it safe for adults to take children vitamins?

Is it safe for adults to take children vitamins?

Yes: Kids vitamins are safe for adults. They are seldom needed & often leave your body in less than 24hr. People in the us have the most expensive urine in the world. ...Read more

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Is erbitux safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is erbitux safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Erbitux is a class c medication for pregnancy, meaning it is not considered safe (generally because animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects). It is also considered unsafe for lactation because data suggests high risk of significant adverse effects. Obviously, it is only used in very serious illnesses, but pregnancy should then be avoided and formula feeding would likewise be recommended. ...Read more

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Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: This is usually used for seizures. There are associated birth defects with it. However, not taking the drug and risking a seizure while pregnant is also problematic for mother and baby. If you need to be on this medication then you should take extra Folic Acid and will need some extra vitamin k during the last month of the pregnancy. It is ok with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is dorzolamide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dorzolamide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Dorzolamide (trusopt) is an eye drop used to treat glaucoma. Although there are no studies to support its safety in pregnancy, trusopt would be a reasonable choice. You can find more information about this subject on the glaucoma research foundation website: http://www.Glaucoma.Org/treatment/glaucoma-and-pregnancy-1.Php. ...Read more

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Is pcos safe for a 26 year old?

Is pcos safe for a 26 year old?

Generally: Pcos itself is not life threatening but complications can occur due to this condition such as anemia from irregular / heavy bleeding, infertility due to anovulation. For a women who does not ovulate at all there is some increased risk to develop an endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Is captopril safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is captopril safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Ace inhibitors are not advised for use in treatment of hypertension during pregnancy due to their association with significant birth defects. Alternative medications that are safe in pregnancy should be used for treatment of preexisting hypertension during pregnancy. All treatment plans should be individualized between a woman, her ob/gyn, and possibly cardiologist and/or perinatologist. ...Read more

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Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not safe: It is category c meaning that animal studies have shown adverse effects on fetuses, but no human studies have been done. Even less is known about it's effect on lactation. Avoid it during pregnancy and breast-feeding if possible. ...Read more

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Is finasteride safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is finasteride safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Finasteride is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy due to its ability to interfere with sex organ development in the fetus. I doubt we have data in breastfeeding, as its mostly a drug used in older men. I would avoid it. I'm interested to know what the indication would be for a pregnant woman to need to use finasteride, or even to have an interest in using it. ...Read more

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Is ipratropium bromide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is ipratropium bromide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Most likely: Ipratropium bromide is the ingredient in atrovent, (ipratropium) an inhaler used for asthma and copd. It is fda category b, meaning there are no studies proving it dangerous to humans or animals. Of course, in pregnancy or nursing, like all drugs, use this only if and when it is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Is masturbating safe for 13-year-olds or is that too young?

Is masturbating safe for 13-year-olds or is that too young?

Not particularly: The process is a normal part of life for both genders. Many cultures frown on the activity and few discuss it openly.There is also an abundance of myths about health impairments or fertility attached, but untrue.You do not go blind,crazy,loose hair,etc.because of the practice.It is more pervasive in the early teen stage than later. ...Read more

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Is quercetin safe for children?

Is quercetin safe for children?

Quercetin: This is a plant flavonoid that is found as a supplement. It's touted uses are for allergies and prostate health. There are really no studies at all in children yet as to whether it works and certainly none to its safety, so very difficult to answer your question. Lots of studies are ongoing in mice and adults as to whether it works and how, but no advice on kids use yet. ...Read more

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Is crixivan (indinavir) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is crixivan (indinavir) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: There is little evidence that it causes problems in women. There are some studies of eye problems in animals. On the other hand, it treats HIV which can both help the mother and prevent HIV from spreading to the baby. Overall, the benefits of taking indinavir are in taking it if you have HIV infection. ...Read more

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