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Is it safe to take avonex (interferon beta 1a) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take avonex (interferon beta 1a) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not a good idea: All interferons are considered to have potential for teratogenic risk, and should be discontinued prior to conception and pregnancy. Meds should be restarted after labor and delivery, but if breastfeeding, would not take Avonex (interferon beta 1a) at that time either. Copaxone far safer for pregnancy and works far better than avonex, (interferon beta 1a) which is clearly the least effective ms drug on the market. Consider a change. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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 take prezis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take prezis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Do you mean Prezista (darunavir): Prezista (darunavir) is a category c drug. Caution advised but the benefits may out weigh risks in some patients. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO!: Some reports of birth defects in fetuses and problems with nursing babies whose mothers use st john's wort. Best to avoid during pregnancy and lactation. See . ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vis it safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vis it safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it safe to take soludyn while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take soludyn while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it safe to take nisldipine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Category C: Nisoldipine carries a pregnancy category c warning. This means it is dangerous to fetal animals but has no data in humans. Therefore, its use is left up to the discretion of the prescribing doctor and patient. Talk to your obstetrician about its use and alternatives if needed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take paromomycin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take paromomycin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Paromomycin is a medication used to treat intestinal parasites. It is classified as pregnancy class c which means that either animal studies show a problem or studies have not been done to determine if it is safe or not. It should not be used during pregnancy. It is probably safe for women who are breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take azopt while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take azopt while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: As a generalization most eye drop medications are safe to use in pregnancy. Consider calling the teratogen hot-line: (800) 532-3749. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phoslo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take phoslo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

PhosLo: Phoslo is calcium acetate which binds phosphate in the intestinal tract so that it won't be absorbed. Since it is not absorbed, it will have no effect on a developing fetus or a newborn when breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tacrine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take tacrine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

What?: Tacrine is a drug used for dementia and not commonly used anymore its brand name was cognex. It would be unusual to have a drug used for alzheimers dementia prescribed for a woman of child bearing or nursing ace. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take arixtra while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take arixtra while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Arixtra is a pregnancy category b medication, meaning animal studies show no risk or adverse fetal effects. There may not be any controlled studies in humans, but it is generally considered safe. In lactation, it's safety is unknown. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take atripla while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take atripla while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No for breastfeeding: Atripla is used to treat hiv. According to the current recommendations in the United States, mothers who are HIV positive are advised not to breastfeed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lumigan while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not recomended: It is category c pregnancy rating and is excreted in breast milk in animals but no human studies have been done. You should discuss this with your doctors and use it only if the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take aggrenox while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take aggrenox while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Aggrenox SHOULD: Be avoided during pregnancy or nursing.It is a category d meaning it is known to harm an unborn baby -it may affect an unborn baby's brain, reduce birthweight and other dangerous effects on an unborn baby. It passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fluoride while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take fluoride while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Fluoridated drinking water and Fluoride toothpastes are controlled at a a safe level. Less controllable are Fluoride supplements. Your child's permanent teeth begin forming in utero, so measured amount of Fluoride is helpful. Talk to your ob/gyn and your dentist about Fluoride levels in your communities water. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take amikacin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take amikacin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Amikacin is a pregnancy category d drug, meaning there is positive evidence of human fetal risk. In lactation, safety is unknown. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sensipar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take sensipar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: This is a pregnancy category c drug. Category c drugs are used often in pregnancy. Their safety is uncertain but usually considered acceptable. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take methadone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take methadone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Methadone may have an affect on fetal growth, however compared to illicit drug users, fetal outcomes are improved with Methadone users. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Interferon Beta 1a (Definition)

Interferon beta-1A is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more