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Is it safe to take Dulcolax occasionally during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Dulcolax occasionally during pregnancy?

Constipation relief: Constipation is common in pregnancy. Dulcolax tablets or suppositories have been used during human pregnancy without evidence of adverse side-effect. Due to the minimal absorption of bisacodyl, fetal risk is considered low. Natural plant based diet such as more vegetable and fruits may have more nutrition value a better alternative for constipation. ...Read more

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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 it safe to take stool softners when you're pregnant?

Is it safe to take stool softners when you're pregnant?

Yes, some of them.: Constipation is common in pregnancy; prenatal multivitamins contain iron which can constipate, Progesterone relaxes the digestive tract, and as you get further along the pressure of the uterus pushes on the rectum. Be sure to eat high fiber foods, drink plenty of water, and exercise. If you're headed to the store, colace (docusate sodium) and metamucil are safe over the counter medications to take as well. ...Read more

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Is it okay not to have a regular bowel habit? been taking laxative because I cant poop without it.Should I go to dr or is it okay to take laxative otc

Is it okay not to have a regular bowel habit? been taking laxative because I cant poop without it.Should I go to dr or is it okay to take laxative otc

Can't be OK but see: This can be OK but you need to see your physician and get it clarified. We need to know a lot more about your health status and what's your gastroenterology evaluation is and what evaluation has been done ...Read more

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Is it okay to take slimquick if I only breastfeed 2 times a day.

Is it okay to take slimquick if I only breastfeed 2 times a day.

Stay nourished: As long as you are breast feeding it is probably wise not to go on an extreme diet. You need to nourish yourself and your baby. ...Read more

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If I get severe irritability when I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) is it still ok to take occasionally when having an allergic reaction? Safe to take?

If I get severe irritability when I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) is it still ok to take occasionally when having an allergic reaction? Safe to take?

Appears safe.: If irritability is your only side effect it is apparently not a physical threat. Are you able to tolerate the irritability without threatening your livelihood, family, or significant relationships? There are other antihistamines. ...Read more

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Is is safe to drink panadol for pain while pregnant? I am 18 weeks pregnant and i does have a lot of headaches is it safe to drink panadol 500g during this time...I normally take two 500g tablets a day...Is it safe for my unborn child?, if not what are t

Is is safe to drink panadol for pain while pregnant? I am 18 weeks pregnant and i does have a lot of headaches is it safe to drink panadol 500g during this time...I normally take two  500g tablets a day...Is it safe for my unborn child?, if not what are t

Panadol (acetaminophen) : Panadol (acetaminophen) is a category a drug, which means that it is safe to take during pregnancy . However, it should be taken at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not exceed the recommended doseage listed on the bottle. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a perm/relaxer while pregnant?

Is it ok to get a perm/relaxer while pregnant?

Yes: Chemicals do absorb through the scalp but harmful effects on a pregnancy haven't been shown: http://www.Otispregnancy.Org/files/hairtreatments.Pdf. ...Read more

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If i took Suboxone throughout my pregnancy is it ok to take it while breastfeeding as well?

If i took Suboxone throughout my pregnancy is it ok to take it while breastfeeding as well?

Considered ok: Studies have found that less than 2% of the medication will appear in breast milk. Although no long term studies are available to list this as a completely benign med, it is considered safe. See:hale t, medications and mother's milk, 15ed.2012. ...Read more

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I am taking stool softener, (docusate sodium) 2 a day it is really helping me. Is it safe to take it for a long time, or there is alternatives?

I am taking stool softener, (docusate sodium) 2 a day it is really helping me. Is it safe to take it for a long time, or there is alternatives?

Constipation: Long term laxatives are not great for the bowels. If possible add magnesium 250mg once per day to your routine and that may help increase absorption into the gut and help you taper off the laxatives. Also don't forget to drink a lot of water to soften the bowels and fiber to keep things moving. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take an antacid when I am on amoxicillin?

Is it safe to take an antacid when I am on amoxicillin?

Probably: May effect absorption of antibiotic, can resume when abx finished. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take stool softener every day? I am experiencing a problem I only know as constipation.

Is it safe to take stool softener every day? I am experiencing a problem I only know as constipation.

Back up plan: Would keep the stool softener as a back up plan. Good hydration, a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and physical exercise are usually enough to prevent constipation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use magne B6 all the time while pregnant? If it makes me feel good

Is it ok to use magne B6 all the time while pregnant? If it makes me feel good

See your ob doctor: Taking any medicines, even if it is a vitamin should be discussed with your OB doctor. Your OB will assess the dose, your health history, etc. And help you keep your baby safe. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take magnesium while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take magnesium while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes magnesium is a mineral that's important for many cell functions and also important in bone formation. ...Read more

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