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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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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 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 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 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 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 propylthiouracil while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take propylthiouracil while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Propylthiouracil (ptu) is the preferred treatment for hyperthyroidism like grave's disease during pregnancy and nursing. Thyroid hormone levels need to be monitored closely as they can change during pregnancy. The alternative, Methimazole is recommended for non-pregnant or nursing patients. ...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 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 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 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 quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No!: Quinapril can cause birth defects. Please tell your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy so that you can switch to another medication. None of the ace inhibitors are safe in pregnancy (many of them end in "-pril"). Only small amounts are in breastmilk, but i would consider another blood pressure medicine during nursing. ...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 nitrofurantoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Is it safe to take nitrofurantoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

OK with breastfeedin: Nitrofurantoin is compatible with breastfeeding, however, safety of this drug during pregnancy has not been adequately studied. ...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 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 phenytoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take phenytoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Phenytoin use during pregnancy has been associated with many fetal abnormalities including, head and facial abnormalities, brain abnormalities, and development delays. "fetal hydantoin syndrome" is a disorder in infants characterized by many of these abnormalities. ...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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Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more


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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