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Is It Safe To Take Amitriptyline While Pregnant
See below: The risks of amitryptyline have to weighed against the benefits in a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Its a difficult decision for parents. This special section from the national institute of mental health website might help: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/which-groups-have-special-needs-when-taking-psychiatric-medications.Shtml. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
I take 10mg of amitriptyline per day for IBS is this okay while I am pregnant? I am 8 weeks pregnant Thank you
I'm 2 months pregnant and I have bad ibs, I have had to stop amitriptyline and mebeverine. Are enteric coated peppermint tablets safe please?Thanks
Peppermint: The best reference person in this regard is your OB doc. He knows your history and what's good and no so good, so i'd urge you to call him. Also, I am in doubt that peppermint would be helpful with ibs altogether. There's a good chance it may improve on its own, so if it is not very bothersome, i'd rather have you watch your symptoms. ...Read more
Possibly: There are few medications which have been extensively studied in pregnant women. Any medication use during pregnancy should be discussed with your doctor. There are situations when the benefits of taking a medication may outweigh any potential risks of either side effects or the risk of no treatment. ...Read more
Could a daily dose of amitriptyline cause fertility problems? Been trying for 6 months to get pregnant, no luck.
Not reported: Amitriptyline is not reported to influence fertility. If there is a fertility issue, it is probably either just a matter of time or another factor. Talk to your OB/GYN about whether to get a further evaluation. Amitriptyline is Pregnancy Category C - animal studies show negative effects on developing fetuses at much higher doses (at least 8 times higher) - insufficiently studied in humans. ...Read more
I'm 6 weeks pregnant and i've had to come off 25 mg amitriptyline in 2 weeks. I feel dreadful and i'm vomiting. How long does withdrawal last usually?
Hello: You were on a fairly low dose. I wonder if this is related completely to stopping Amitriptyline or if you might also have morning sickness. Please discuss w your obstetrician. In the mean time, a simple way to reduce sxs is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep at least 5 min. ...Read more
Yes: There does not seem to be any interaction BUT take them with your doctors knowledge ! ...Read more
Yes, in low doses: They will have additive sedation and you need individual guidance from a physician, but they are not inherently dangerous together. ...Read more
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