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Is It Safe To Take Arixtra While Pregnant Or Breastfeeding
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
Yes: If you are asking whether or not you can take vitamins while pregnant or breastfeeding then the answer is yes. It is recommended that pregnant women take a multivitamin while pregnant for the Folic Acid and iron. Any adult multivitamin or two flintstones a day is more than sufficient. You should not take more than the recommended dose however. You can develop toxicities if you take too much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Qvar is an inhaler steroid used to treat asthma. It is one of the preferred steroids for used in pregnancy noted by the american college of ob/gyn. Minimal amounts make it to the breast milk, and it should not be a problem for the baby if used while breast feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There is no evidence that Xolair with affect anything during breast feeding. There is experience in the EXPECT registry of 199 women who received Xolair during the first trimester and they have not noted an increase in any problems. If you are currently pregnant and took Xolair within a month of getting pregnant, go and register and share your experience. www.xolairpregnancyregistry.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Forteo changes your parathyroid hormone levels. It has never been tested in pregnancy. The prescription of the drug is essentially incompatible with the period of life when a women is fertile. It should not be used in pregnancy or lactation.. If you have accidentally used it for a short time when pregnant, you should know that it seems unlikely to cause harm but this is certainly unproved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: I agree with inzer regarding pregnancy . In terms of breast feeding, likely advise against it if possible. There is some literature to indicate med is concentrated in breast milk. Although the infants ability to absorb is unclear, there would be the need for weekly CBC monitoring, seizure risk etc. Breast feeding is great, but a healthy, stable mom and formula would likely be the call here! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Renajel absorption: You can take renajel while pregnant or while you are breast feeding because it is not absorbed from the intestine into your blood stream. It is used to bind phosphorus (p) in the intestine to prevent high p levels from developing in the blood of patients with advanced kidney disease of those on dialysis. If you are taking it after meals, have a physician check your p level in your blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. Talk to your dr.: Soludyn is a tetracycline antibiotic most likely used to treat acne. It is known to cause enamel hypoplasia and bone anomalies in the fetus, therefore not a good idea in pregnancy. Although there are no studies of tetracycline use during nursing, it is excreted in breastmilk, therefore you should avoid taking it while breastfeeding. The good news is that there are other ways to treat acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope & Unknown: If you're pregnant, you should not get the zostavax vaccine [it's a live virus]. After you get the vaccine, you should wait 3 months before you get pregnant [4 weeks according to the cdc]. If you're breastfeeding, we don't know how vaccine gets into your breast milk [usually they don't. Cdc says not contraindicated]. Zostavax has been tested in ages 50 and older. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What's alternative?: If your opiate addiction is so severe that without suboxone you are likely to relapse, being on this medication is safer than not. Obviously it has some risks that are worse than sugar pill, but that's not what we must compare it to - we must compare to to heroin and/or other opiates you were using before starting suboxone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Androgel is a prescription testosterone gel and should never be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The theoretical and realistic risks of testosterone use during pregnancy is: the disruption of gender and sex development of a female fetus with overlying male hormone; and the excessive amounts of male hormone interfering with the development of a male fetus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can use morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding for very specific reasons and for very short periods of time. Usually it is used for pain control. Having your appendix removed while pregnant, a c-section, or suffering from kidney stones are some examples of situations where you might need morphine for a short time. It is addictive to the mom and the baby so you can't use for a long time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most, if not all, pain meds are considered safe in pregnancy and post-partum to provide pain relief for the mom. However, we know that small amounts of the drug cross the placenta or pass into the breast milk, so the question isn't really if Oxycontin is safe to take, but is it necessary to take. There are other, less potent meds that will provide adequate pain relief without medicating the baby. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows!: It may say "spirulina" on the bottle but how do you know what's really in it? Why would you want to take this anyway? Don't believe all the crazy claims made by these supplement makers who are after your hard-earned money. Buy fresh fruits and veggies at your local grocery store or farmers market! and do you smoke? If so, stop! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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