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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 infections — trimethoprim 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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