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Is it safe to take niclosamide while pregnant?

If needed: Recently, this drug has been less available in many places but is a category b which means no risk to the fetus has been demonstrated. This medicine is not mutagenic, teratogenic or embryotoxic. Very little of it is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and it works by blocking sugar uptake by intestinal tapeworms. In pregnancy, only take medicines that are absolutely necessary. ...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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How can niclosamide work when killing tapeworm?

Mechanism of Action: Niclosamide (Niclocide) uncouples oxidative phosphorylation in adult tapeworms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how niclosamide work when killing tapeworm?

Yes: Niclosamide (Niclocide) uncouples oxidative phosphorylation in adult tapeworms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could niclosamide work when killing tapeworm?

Can you tell me how could niclosamide work when killing tapeworm?

Niclosamide: This antiparasitic drug is effective primarily against tapeworms (cestodes). Niclosamide inhibits glucose uptake, oxidative phosphorylation, and anaerobic metabolism in these critters. ...Read more

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A new drug a modified version of niclosamide,that treats intestinal parasites,could be the key to reversing type 2 diab.Can it be taken by a diabetic ?

A new drug a modified version of niclosamide,that treats intestinal parasites,could be the key to reversing type 2 diab.Can it be taken by a diabetic ?

Be cautious: This drug was effective in mice. Many treatments that work in mice are not effective in humans. This drug uncouples oxidative phosphorylation, the basic mechanism cells use to generate energy/ATP. In theory, this could cause you to waste energy and lose weight. Years ago, DNP (dinitrophenol) was used to do this and it caused weight loss but also killed people. Best follow your doc's instructions ...Read more

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Is it safe to take beno while pregnant?

Is it safe to take beno while pregnant?

Maybe: Beano is a simethicone anti-gas agent that is not absorbed for the bowel. It is ok for gas, but does nothing for heartburn. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zzquil while pregnant?

Is it safe to take zzquil while pregnant?

Probably safe: Zzzquil basically contains diphenhydramine (benadryl) and alcohol. Diphenhydramine is categorized as a class B drug for pregnant women (May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk with no available human studies, or animal studies show minor risks and human studies showed no risk.) Most class B drugs are considered relatively safe in pregnancy. With normal dosing, alcohol negligible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a shower while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a shower while pregnant?

Yes : It is safe to bathe in whatever way you enjoying cleaning your body. ...Read more