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Is it ok to take antidepressants during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take antidepressants during pregnancy?

Varies: Most are cat c meaning concerns exist for animal studies and not proven safe in preg humans. There are times when a pt. And her baby are safer taking an antidepressant, esp if suicide is a risk. You and your physician can decide together what is best for you. ...Read more

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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 it ok to take your medicines during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take your medicines during pregnancy?

Depends : It depends on what medicines you're taking. Discuss each medication with your doctor and find out if it should be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ibuprofen during pregnancy ..

Is it okay to take ibuprofen during pregnancy ..

Be cautious: Best is to ask your OB before you take any medicines while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) during pregnancy?

Zoloft (sertraline) and pregnancy: Zoloft (sertraline) can be used during pregnancy. However, it is best you consult with a psychiatrist so that you can be informed about all the risks/benefits of being on zoloft (sertraline) vs being off and exposing your fetus to mental illness symptoms. It is all about balancing risks and taking a course of action where benefits outweigh your risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take omeprazole during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take omeprazole during pregnancy?

Yes: Cat. C so concern in animal studies but no issues so far in humans. Prob safe in nursing with caution advised. Always better to change eating habits to control acid whenever possible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take omeprazole during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take omeprazole during pregnancy?

Category C: Omeprazole has a risk category in pregnancy of c. This means the following: 1.Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus. 2.No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women. 3.Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. See your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take verapamil during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take verapamil during pregnancy?

Not 1st choice.: Usually not the first choice, there are other blood pressure medications which are considered safer for the fetus, like aldomet, (methyldopate) but let your doctor try and decide. It's very important to have your blood pressure well controlled.I have used verapamil, if Aldomet (methyldopate) doesn't work or Aldomet (methyldopate) doesn't control it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Yes: These medicines are considered safe during pregnancy and don't seem to have much effect on the development of the fetus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metanx during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take metanx during pregnancy?

Not known: No research has been done to see if metanx is safe for use during pregnancy. The U.S. Food and drug admin. (fda) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. However, metanx is a medical food. Medical foods do not require fda approval, and are not assigned a pregnancy category. Animal studies show no risk, discuss w OB dr. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antidepressants while pregnant?

Is it safe to take antidepressants while pregnant?

Meds while pregnant : The "ssri" antidepressant have been studied in pregnancy and were thought to be generally safe. However they can still can effect the baby. But there is growing evidence that untreated depression has risks of its own. Non medication based treatment should be considered but please speak to your doc to weigh out the risks vs benefits for you and the baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safer to take tramdol during pregnancy?

Is it safer to take tramdol during pregnancy?

Category C: Animal studies show adverse effects. No human studies have been done. If maternal benefit outwighs fetal risk, then yes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take domperidone during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take domperidone during pregnancy?

Category C: Domperidone is rated pregnancy category c. That is, "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." so, if you can avoid it, i would. As always, talk with your doc about it. There may be other ways to help lactation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mybulen during pregnancy?

No: That particular drug contains Ibuprofen which is not used during pregnancy. It also contains a narcotic agent in Codeine that is only given under physician guidance. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take loprin during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take loprin during pregnancy?

Suggest not: The literature goes back and forth, but some of it indicates that aspirin may cause harmful effects to the unborn, so the safest bet is to avoid it. If you are using it for pain or fever, Tylenol may be a suitable alternative, assuming you don’t have any conditions that prevent you from taking it and are not already taking a prescription drug with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nevirapine during pregnant?

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Yes: If you are already on Nevirapine from before pregnancy, it is safe to take during pregnancy - fda class b. Multiple studies have shown that pregnancy does not increase risk for Nevirapine side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take dates during pregnancy and what I should not take during pregnancy.

Is it safe to take dates during pregnancy and what I should not take during pregnancy.

Dates are safe: Eating dates and other fruits and vegetables are safe. There are no restrictions of fruit and vegetables in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take antibiotics during pregnancy?

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed during pregnancy: The specific medication must be chosen carefully, however. Some antibiotics are OK to take during pregnancy, while others are not. Safety depends on various factors, including the type of antibiotic, when in your pregnancy you take the antibiotic, how much you take and for how long. Here's a sampling of antibiotics generally considered safe during pregnancy: Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Clindamycin, Erythromycin, Penicillin, Nitrofurantoin. Certain other antibiotics should be avoided during pregnancy. For example, tetracyclines — such as doxycycline and minocycline — can damage a pregnant woman's liver and discolor a developing baby's teeth. Also, it's important to note that two antibiotics commonly used together to treat urinary tract infectionstrimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole — may be linked with an increased risk of birth defects. Although there's no direct proof that these antibiotics cause birth defects, additional research is needed. In the meantime, use of these medications is still warranted in some cases. If an antibiotic is the best way to treat your condition, your health care provider will prescribe the safest antibiotic at the safest dosage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take glucosamine/chondroitine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take glucosamine/chondroitine during pregnancy?

Yes: It is safe but I cannot for the life of me think of any reason someone would sctually want to take it during a pregnancy. ...Read more