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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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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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 procarbazine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take procarbazine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not recommeded: This is a medication that has some clear issues, especially early in pregnancy and with breast feeding. It can cause abnormalities of the feet, kidneys and the heart if you take it in the first 14 weeks. If you are on this medication, you should talk to your doctor before you get pregnant about coming off. In the second or third trimester, you should talk about if the benefits outweight risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take xolair while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take xolair while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it safe to take methotrexate while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take methotrexate while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Methotrexate should never be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women. It blocks the actions of Folic Acid (a vitamin that all pregnant women should be taking). This medication can cause serious birth defects or fetal death if taken in pregnancy. It is excreted in breast milk and should not be taken while breastfeeding as it can interfere with a baby's metabolism. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take forteo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take forteo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it safe to take pyridoxine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pyridoxine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Pyridoxine, or vitamin b6, is not only safe to take, but it is an important component of your prenatal vitamin make-up. Pyridoxine is crucial to the construction of red blood cells, along with other metabolic functions. ...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 oxamniquine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take oxamniquine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Oxaminoquine: Fda category c : which implies that animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, and the benefits from the use of the drug in pregnant women may be acceptable despite its potential risks. However, during the first 53 days of pregnancy, when all the organs are being formed, any drug or toxin can affect the fetus. ...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 pyridostigmine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pyridostigmine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Myasthenia and Preg: I wrote a chapter on this do a search on google for myasthenia gravis in pregnancy on emedicine or webmd. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take qvar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take qvar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 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 azathioprine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take azathioprine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not always safe: During pregnancy most drugs should be limited, while some such as immunosuppressive drugs for transplant recipients need to be maintained. Not a good idea to take any drugs while breast feeding an infant. Discuss with your OB and pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take levamisole while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take levamisole while pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO!!!!: What are you taking levamisole for? It is no longer used in human health, and was taken off the market because of its dangers. Levamisole has recently shown up as a cutting agent in cocaine, and has resulted in many cases of dangerously low white blood cell counts, serious infections, and can cause an inflammation of small blood vessels which can have serious effects on health and life itself. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sulfasalazine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take sulfasalazine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Probably, but ask OB: Adverse events have not been observed in animal reproduction studies.Sulfasalazine and sulfapyridine cross the placenta; a potential for kernicterus in the newborn exists.Based on available data, an increase in malformations in the developing fetus has not been observed following maternal use of sulfasalazine. As always, discuss this with both OB and your rheumatogist.Do not stop meds on your own. ...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 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 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 pentostatin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pentostatin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No.: Pentostatin is a cancer drug. It works to stop cancers by killing cells that are dividing. It can cause damage to a developing baby. If you are on pentostatin and become pregnant, immediately tell your doctor. If you are wanting to become pregnant and are on pentostatin, talk to your doctor about how long after the treatments are over before you can try for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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