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Is it safe to take insulin injections while pregnant?

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 more

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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 novolog flexpen while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take novolog flexpen while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Insulin is safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In fact, it is very important to have good control over your blood sugar. Your doctor will need to help find the correct dose as this may change during and after the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

While it has never: Actually been studied or approved for use in pregnancy or breastfeeding, it has been used in those situations by millions of women without reported problems. Check w/your doctors and get their opinion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metformin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take metformin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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When taking insulin is it safe to take dexampetamine?

When taking insulin is it safe to take dexampetamine?

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

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Is it safe to take androgel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take androgel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it safe to take heparin while pregnant?

Is it safe to take heparin while pregnant?

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 more

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Is it safe to take osteoporporosis medications while pregnant?

Is it safe to take osteoporporosis medications while pregnant?

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 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 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 diabetic vitamins while pregnant?

Is it safe to take diabetic vitamins while pregnant?

Yes: If by diabetic vitamins you mean sugar-free than yes it is safe to take while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take osteoporosis medications while pregnant?

Is it safe to take osteoporosis medications while pregnant?

No: No bisphosphonates should be stopped. You should eat a calcium rich diet and do daily weight bearing exercises while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take oxycontin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take oxycontin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it safe to take prednisone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take prednisone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: If you have a condition that your doctor thinks Prednisone is necessary to treat, it is safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metaglip (glipizide and metformin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take metaglip (glipizide and metformin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it safe to take medications while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medications while pregnant?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Discuss the medication with your OB and decide if the benefits out weigh any risks. ...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 use glucophage (metformin) while pregnant?

Is it safe to use glucophage (metformin) while pregnant?

Insulin: Ideally Insulin is recommended during pregnancy due to its safety. Glucophage (metformin) ins pregnancy category b which means that animal studies did not show any fetal effects but we do have any controlled studies to confirm it in humans. ...Read more

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