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Is it safe to drink green tea while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink green tea while pregnant?

Yes & no: Green tea with caffeine is a category c drug that is probably ok in moderation early in pregnancy but worrisome as you approach term.The newborns system cannot metabolize it easily (1 wk to eliminate 1/2) & they can get jittery, fussy.Pregnancy is a time to consider anything you eat/drink for the health promotion value.There are decaf green teas out there. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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 drink green tea if you are taking this plavix (clopidogrel)?

Is it safe to drink green tea if you are taking this plavix (clopidogrel)?

Yes: There is no major interaction with green tea and plavix (clopidogrel). Do limit caffeine intake as to avoid stomach irritation, etc. ...Read more

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Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?

Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?

Not a good idea: Green tea inhibits platelet aggregation & adhesion; the combination with Plavix (clopidogrel) may increase the risk of bleeding. Ask your doc if a lower dose of Plavix (clopidogrel) might be sage with green tea. Or choose a tea without anticoagulant effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink 1 cup of green tea daily? I don't want to loose weight, just be healthier.

Is it safe to drink 1 cup of green tea daily? I don't want to loose weight, just be healthier.

Yes: Unless you are extremely sensitive to caffeine (there's some caffeine in green tea), one cup a day should be safe for most people. But best in the morning so it doesn't interfere with sleep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink lipton green tea after the expiration date?

Lipton expired: Sorry, this is a question for lipton. As a physician I have no special knowledge on how they determine what date to put on their tea. I could only give you my personal opinion, and i would guess it is safe for a short time after the expiration date, but i don't know that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink chai or green tea or chamomile tea while taking Prozac (fluoxetine). Also is it ok that I take Motrin for pain?

Is it safe to drink chai or green tea or chamomile tea while taking Prozac (fluoxetine). Also is it ok that I take Motrin for pain?

Yes: Yes ... Prozac is not contraindicated with Motrin or tea. Although the combo together does increase the risk for a GI ulcer - so if try to minimize the use of Motrin as much as possible. If you need a chronic NSAID therapy, Celebrex (celecoxib) is safer on the GI system. Hope that helps & that you feel better! ...Read more

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Is decaf green tea safe to drink?

Is decaf green tea safe to drink?

Yes: The decaffeinated form of green tea is the recommended type. Green tea should be used with caution if you are taking medications or have pre-existing medical conditions. Like all herbal supplements, it should also be used with caution in children under 2 or pregnant or lactating women. ...Read more