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Is it safe to take medication when trying to conceive?

Is it safe to take medication when trying to conceive?

Yes: Some like tylenol (acetaminophen) are class a drugs and totally safe. Class b drugs are almost always safe as well. If you have a question about a specific drug, ask your doctor prior to conceiving. ...Read more

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Dr. Serena Chen
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Trying To Conceive (Definition)

Trying to conceive means trying to get pregnant. Patients understand that the best to conceive is when the women is in the middle of her cycle day 12 to day 14 (with the first day of your ...Read more


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What medication do I need to take when trying to conceive?

What medication do I need to take when trying to conceive?

Conception: Preconceptually, you should start a prenatal vitamin. These are sold over the counter in a variety of formulations. If you do not have regular cycles, you may need further evaluation to decide if you need other medications to aid in conceiving. Preconception counseling with an obstetrician is a great idea too so you can become familiar with any genetic risks you or your partner possess. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been trying to conceive , but my husband takes a lot of medications. could there be a problem ?

What to do if I have been trying to conceive , but my husband takes a lot of medications. could there be a problem ?

Not enough info.: Usually not a problem but don't know the specifics to comment on the particular medications. Take care. ...Read more

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If we are trying to conceive and at any time once in a month or twice we get sick and take medication like for fever etc does effects on conceiving?

If we are trying to conceive and at any time once in a month or twice we get sick and take medication like for fever etc does effects on conceiving?

I suppose: Usually when people are sick with fever they do not feel like having sex at that time. Illness can also affect ovulation and sperm quality. Just have intercourse often over the next few months when you are feeling better. ...Read more

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Is there any medication i can take for polycystic ovarian syndrome. I am trying to conceive but do not have regular monthly cycles.

Is there any medication i can take for polycystic ovarian syndrome. I am trying to conceive but do not have regular monthly cycles.

Yes: You should see your doctor to discuss ovulation induction. There are medications that will increase you chances of ovulating and improve the possibility of conceiving. ...Read more

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My mate has genital herpes but is taking the medication neccesary for break outs. What actions and precautions can we take if trying to conceive?

Herpes: Even people taking continuous medication to prevent outbreaks may still have outbreaks. If your partner has any pre-lesion symptoms such as burning or tingling, avoid sex. Also, during the times of your cycle when you aren't fertile, use a condom. You may want to use ovulation prediction kits to know when unprotected sex needed. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) and I'm actively trying to conceive. Is it safe to take while trying to conceive?

I was prescribed 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) and I'm actively trying to conceive. Is it safe to take while trying to conceive?

It's safe, but...: Sertraline, like the other SSRI's are classified by the DEAE as safe antidepressants during pregnancy, meaning that the risk for prematurity, low birth weight, or birth defects are minimum . However, it doesn't mean nonexistent. Benefits and risks should always be considered. 50mg is a very low dose for Sertraline, talk to your Dr about real benefits. Safer to stop now or once you test positive. ...Read more

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Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more