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Is It Safe To Take Medications That Contain Alcohol During Pregnancy
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
Safe in pregnancy ?: This medication is considered relatively safe in pregnancy (category c). This level means some animal studies suggest fetal risk but no human studies have to date. Avoidance in late pregnancy is advised as the child born after exposure may have respiratory depression ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are pregnancy category B medications which means that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus. I frequently use these medications with my pregnant patients. Allegra (fexofenadine) and many of the ingredients in cough meds are category C so avoid these medications if possible. If concerned, talk to OB/GYN about specific medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Some yes, some no. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and (until 34 weeks) Ibuprofen are safe in pregnancy. Some doctors believe a small amount of Aspirin is safe in pregnancy, so Excedrin migraine can be very effective as well as tolerated in pregnancy. A big no goes to the tryptans -- imitrex, relpax, zomig, etc. As magical as they are for migraines, they are not safe in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This would depend on the specific drug, but the most common antiviral medications used in pregnancy are valcyclovir (valtrex) and acyclovir, both of which target the herpes viruses. They are both safe and can reduce your risk of a herpes outbreak around the time of delivery, which can be dangerous to a newborn. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) should be limited to known flu infection or exposure in the high risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not known: No research has been done to see if metanx is safe for use during pregnancy. The U.S. Food and drug admin. (fda) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. However, metanx is a medical food. Medical foods do not require fda approval, and are not assigned a pregnancy category. Animal studies show no risk, discuss w OB dr. ...Read more
Mostly Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) Sinus, Sudafed, Robitussin, ZiCam, and Mucinex are all generally safe in pregnancy. Very important to avoid aspirin and ibuprofen (Motrin) based drugs including Alka-seltzer. Colds do not require antibiotics unless a secondary infection develops such as a sinus infection, bronchitis, or pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on....: The medication. Some medications are safe in pregnancy, some are absolutely contraindicated and some we simply don't know one way or the other. You need to discuss this issue with you obstetrician and be absolutely certain about any medication, over the counter agent, dietary supplement, etc. Before you take it. The stakes are just too high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Depends on what your are tanking the medicines for. ...Read more
Varies: Most are cat c meaning concerns exist for animal studies and not proven safe in preg humans. There are times when a pt. And her baby are safer taking an antidepressant, esp if suicide is a risk. You and your physician can decide together what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Limited options : Nothing is 100% safe in pregnancy. Doctors usually recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle. Most will tell you to avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil). It's best to try to figure out the cause of the pain and see if there are other options (like heat for muscle soreness, etc.). ...Read more
Better to take: Pnvs have benefits to both baby and mother- for moms, ensuring that depletion of iron, calcium and other nutrients is prevented is key. For babies, having folic acid, also calcium/ iron, and other essential nutrients fosters optimum growth and can help to prevent some birth defects. If moms don't take pnvs, they are missing out on these benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are Strepsils safe to take during pregnancy? The antibacterial throat lozenges contain: 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg, and Amylmetacresol 0.6mg...?
Is kevita sparkling probiotics drink safe during pregnancy? (Said something about small trace amounts of alcohol)
Is isopropyl alcohol safe to smell during pregnancy? I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant and smelling alcohol helps me not vomit.
Isopropyl alcohol: No it is not safe to inhale very much vapor from isopropyl alcohol as it is toxic to the system and could harm your pregnancy. Try small amounts of aromatic oils e.g. Aromatherapy or some herbs to get good effects. Try things like peppermint or lavender for relief as they are safe. ...Read more
Is the use of flat iron spray w/argon oil and and lotion for stretch marks w/vite, collagen, cocoa butter safe during pregnancy? Many prods w/alcohol
Yes, however...: All of these should be quite safe. Alcohol should not be significantly absorbed into your skin, certainly not enough to harm your baby. However, some skin products do contain chemicals that can harm fetuses. Visit http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ to check these products (it does mention moderate hazard of flat iron spray due to allergy potential but it has low developmental ; reproductive toxicity). ...Read more
Well that depends : On what product has 0.0..?% alcohol in it. Also what type of alcohol are we talking about? Methanol, ethanol, isopropanol? And what was this replaced with? More details about the product you intend to consume and for what purpose is necessary in order to provide a meaningful answer. In general, it is best to consume no products containing any amount of ethanol during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Amoung the original children reported with fetal alcohol syndrome the heart issues were discribed as transient murmurs or vsd(hole between lower chambers).A dose relatred effect was seen in the syndrome and many of these mothers succomed to etoh disease within a year. For cardiomyopathy you are more likely looking at acquired viral infections or rare inherited metabolic disorders (with other pbs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's& again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain & many suggest much of the ADD we see today is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe. ...Read more
Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more
Can I take dexorange in 4 the month of pregnancy and it has alcohol content of 5.5v/v.due to its alcohol content any problem is there?
Bleeding: Depends on where you are bleeding from. Some people get alcoholic gastritis and bleed from their stomachs, etc. If you mean bleeding from vagina, please see your ob-gyn physician. Also, please don't drink alcohol at all when pregnant. This compromises your baby's development, and is not fair to him or her. ...Read more
Is a fetus safe from excessive alcohol consumption at approx 8 weeks? Alcohol consumption and pregnancy
Not always, but...: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes, but we do know that drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause FAS even if you don't drink at all during the rest of the pregnancy! best option—no drinking while pregnant. Next best—stop drinking as early as possible in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If alcohol were to do damage during 3rd week of pregnancy what would it be? Based on 2-4 glasses of wine per day during 3rd week only.
Difficult to say: Maybe none. There is a wide spectrum of disorders and abnormalities that can occur when mothers consume alcohol. The big concern is that it affects the developing brain, and the fetus brain is developing throughout the pregnancy. That's why the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Association has a campaign that says " Not A Drop". We really don't know of safe levels of alcohol consumption. ...Read more
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