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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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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Is carboxymethylcellulose safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carboxymethylcellulose safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Used as an eye drop or a laxative this material is considered both in pregnancy and during breast feeding.Its inert nature makes its likelihood of entering the system or the breast milk to be negligible. ...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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Is evamist safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is evamist safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No estrogen: Evamist is a estrogen supplement approved for relief of menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes. Unsure why a woman in reproductive years would be using it? Nevertheless should not take it unless advised to for off label use by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is iodine safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is iodine safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: An adequate amount of iodine intake is essential for thyroid function. A pregnant woman has higher iodine requirements. ...Read more

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Is cubicin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is cubicin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Cubicin is classified as a category b drug during pregnancy, this means that no animal or human studies show risks or not enough data is available to classify it as a lower risk category. During breast feeding it falls into L1 or a safe drug based on existing studies in breast feeding mothers. ...Read more

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Is epzicom safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is epzicom safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Also be sure to join the antiretroviral pregnancy registry if you are taking this medication. This helps us learn more about medications that are needed to treat HIV infection. ...Read more

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Is dandelion safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dandelion safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Uncertain: Although the use of dandelion root has been use in alternative therapy for years there are no definitive studies indicating safety. There are also no definitive medical benefits proven in the scientific literature. Some beleive it may help with milk production. Without good evidence of safety or known health benefits it would irresponsible to recommend it. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Definition)

Finasteride ( Proscar and Propecia (finasteride) by merck) is a synthetic type ii 5?-reductase inhibitor. This enzyme converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (dht). Finasteride is approved for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and ...Read more