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Is It Safe To Take Insulin Injections While Pregnant
Yes: If someone is diabetic it is critical to take Insulin during pregnancy to keep blood sugar levels normal to prevent birth defects in the baby and other complications including at delivery. It is also important to check blood sugar levels so that you know you are taking the proper amount. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very safe: Metformin has been looked at and found to be very safe during breastfeeding. A small amount does enter the milk, the relative infant dose is 0.3-0.7% of mom's dose. It is considered a level 1, the safest category for breast feeding. See:hale, t;medications and mothers milk, hale publishing, 16ed, 2012, pp744-745. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different question: The question is whether it is safe for someone with diabetes to take amphetamines. The physician caring for such a patient needs to answer that question because the side effects of these drugs include high blood pressure, rapid heart beat, Insulin resistance, increased stroke risk, etc. Patients with diabetes are already at high risk for complications which may be exacerbated by amphetamines. ...Read more
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: A blood thinner like Heparin is required to treat some conditions like blood clots, which can be life-threatening. It can increase bleeding so it is very important that women with these conditions see an expert (eg, perinatologist or hematologist), have an accurate diagnosis and discussion of risks and benefits of anticoagulation to mom & baby, have monitoring of their condition through pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Generally it is not recommended to take bisphosphonates while pregnant. You can resume the medication after the baby is born. While pregnant you should take calcium supplements and do weight bearing exercises daily to help avoid the osteoporosis getting worse. ...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
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: 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
No: Of course, only your obstetrician can answer this question for your particular circumstances...But in general, diabetes (either gestational diabetes or previously acquired diabetes) during pregnancy has better treatment options than metaglip (glipizide and metformin). These treatment options include other oral medications, Insulin therapy, and, in some cases, simple dietary management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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