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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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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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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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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 oprostol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take oprostol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Do you mean misoprostol? Not safe if you are pregnant. This will lead to a potential miscarriage. ...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?

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?

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?

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?

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. Mark Pack
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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