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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Theraflu while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Theraflu while breastfeeding?

Avoid using Theraflu: Theraflu contains phenylephrine and chlorpheniramine that may interfere with breast milk supply. Avoid using other antihistamines and decongestants such as pseudoephrine that may also interfere with breast milk supply. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen while pregnant?

Is it safe to take ibuprofen while pregnant?

No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, headaches and pains that you might take Ibuprofen for outside of pregnancy take tylenol (acetaminophen) for in pregnancy unless you are allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) or have liver disease. Alleve is also not to be taken in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take amox/clav while breastfeeding?

Yes: There are relatively few medications for which you should interrupt breastfeeding. It is important to balance the benefit of the medication against the risk of it getting into the baby. Breastfeeding is SO valuable, and the risks are SO small to the baby, you can skip worrying about this--go ahead & take your Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & feel better! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Valium while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Valium while breastfeeding?

Can affect baby: Most medications have the ability to be passed via breastmilk and you should really think about this and only take meds that are absolutely necessary. If you feel that you must take this med regularly you should contemplate stopping breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lorazepam while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lorazepam while breastfeeding?

Not for the baby : Lorazepam is secreted in breast milk and therefore will affect your baby. May result in difficulty with breathing, slow heart rate and drowsiness in your baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take acetaminophen while pregnant?

Is it safe to take acetaminophen while pregnant?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe. Try to use the least amount possible. Maximum daily dose is 4000 mg per day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pantodac while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pantodac while breastfeeding?

FDA web stated:: "Limited information indicates that maternal pantoprazole doses of 40 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants". It means: shouldn't hurt. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take simvastatin while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take simvastatin while breastfeeding?

No: Simvistatin, the generic name for zocor, (simvastatin) is one of a class of drugs called "statins" which are used to lower cholesterol, and, specifically, ldl. It is strongly recommended to stop using this class of medication during pregnancy and nursing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fluconazole while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take fluconazole while breastfeeding?

Probably: There does not seem to be adequate literature to assess the risk of Fluconazole exposure from breastmilk on infants so caution is advised. However, Fluconazole is a drug given to neonates to treat candida. When measuring the amount of the drug excreted in breastmilk it has been found to be less than the prescribed neonatal dose so it is probably safe. Info can be found on drugs.Com/breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitex while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitex while breastfeeding?

Probably: I assume you speak of the flowering plant. The transfer to the baby should be minimal if any but those types of supplements do not undergo vigorous safety data analysis, i would avoid it unless u have 2 have it b/c of the lack of data. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take paracetamol while drinking?

Is it safe to take paracetamol while drinking?

Paracetamol: Not a great idea, due to added irritant effect on your stomach. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take laxatives while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take laxatives while breastfeeding?

Laxatives: Yes so long as there is no ingredient in the laxative mixture that can be secreted in the breast milk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take aloxi while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take aloxi while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes it is safe to take. Like all medications try to avoid unless you really need them. Most of the nausea and vomitting of pregnancy resolves by 8 to 10 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lorazepam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lorazepam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Risk/benefit: Generally try to avoid in the 1st trimester, though the risk of cleft palate and lip may be less than once thought. Safe in the 2nd and 3rd trimester, with high doses maybe some risk of decreased muscle tone/slowed breathing (rare). There is a risk of preterm labor and low birthweight infants, as well as pre-eclampsia in anxiety disorders. Please see mass general's women's mental health page! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prednisone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take prednisone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: If you have a condition that your doctor thinks Prednisone is necessary to treat, it is safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No!: Quinapril can cause birth defects. Please tell your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy so that you can switch to another medication. None of the ace inhibitors are safe in pregnancy (many of them end in "-pril"). Only small amounts are in breastmilk, but i would consider another blood pressure medicine during nursing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sabril while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take sabril while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Probably not: Sabril is a category c anticonvulsant. Birth defects have been noted in animals. And it does enter breastmilk. However, if epilepsy is a major problem, the benefits of taking an anticonvulsant for the mother usually outweigh the theoretical risk to the fetus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Bcaa's while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Bcaa's while breastfeeding?

Unknown: Branched chain amino acid supplements have not been studied in breastfeeding women to scientifically be able to state that their use is safe. The benefits of BRCAA supplement are not well proven either. ...Read more

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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


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Advil (Definition)

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