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Is it safe to take nitrofurantoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Nitrofurantoin (Definition)

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, (nitrofurantoin) furabid, macrobid, macrodantin, nitrofur mac, nitro macro, nifty-sr, martifur-mr, uro-tablinen or nifuretten (in germany), martifur-100 (in india), urantoin, nifuran (in macedonia) and uvamin (in middle east). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often ...Read more


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My wife has been prescribed nitrofurantoin 100mg twice daily for 1 week for UTI with ecoli. She is now 35 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take this dru?

Probably: Nitrofurantoin use may be contraindicated in pregnant patients in whom labor is imminent. Nitrofurantoin is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections in pregnancy. Animal
studies have not demonstrated a problem with fetal exposure to this antibiotic. The fda lists this drug as probably safe for pregnant women. ...Read more

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Is Nitrofurantoin mono 100 mg safe to take if your 4 weeks pregnant ?

Safe.: Nitrofurantoin, or "macrodantin" or "macrobid" is perfectly safe as a treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria or urinary tract infections in pregnancy. It has a long record of use and is generally effective unless you have a resistant strain. Make sure you get a test of cure if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take relis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take relis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

What are Rells?: I can't find any information about rells...? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prezis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take prezis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Do you mean Prezista (darunavir): Prezista (darunavir) is a category c drug. Caution advised but the benefits may out weigh risks in some patients. ...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 st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO!: Some reports of birth defects in fetuses and problems with nursing babies whose mothers use st john's wort. Best to avoid during pregnancy and lactation. See . ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vis it safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vis it safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: If you are asking whether or not you can take vitamins while pregnant or breastfeeding then the answer is yes. It is recommended that pregnant women take a multivitamin while pregnant for the Folic Acid and iron. Any adult multivitamin or two flintstones a day is more than sufficient. You should not take more than the recommended dose however. You can develop toxicities if you take too much. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take soludyn while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take soludyn while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No. Talk to your dr.: Soludyn is a tetracycline antibiotic most likely used to treat acne. It is known to cause enamel hypoplasia and bone anomalies in the fetus, therefore not a good idea in pregnancy. Although there are no studies of tetracycline use during nursing, it is excreted in breastmilk, therefore you should avoid taking it while breastfeeding. The good news is that there are other ways to treat acne. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nisldipine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take nisldipine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Category C: Nisoldipine carries a pregnancy category c warning. This means it is dangerous to fetal animals but has no data in humans. Therefore, its use is left up to the discretion of the prescribing doctor and patient. Talk to your obstetrician about its use and alternatives if needed. ...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 phytomenadione while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take phytomenadione while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes but only under the direction of a doctor and usually for very specific medical problems only. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin a while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin a while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Too much vitamin a can be dangerous. Take one adult multivitamin which will have a safe level of vitamin a and eat a balanced healthy diet with lots of vegetables and fish. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin B9 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin B9 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Important to take!: Not only is vitamin B9 (more commonly known as folic acid) safe to take but is considered the most important vitamin to take during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects. It is especially important to take in the first weeks of pregnancy. Many people can't convert Folic Acid to the active form, 5-mthf, so to be very safe it may be wise to take the 5-mthf form. ...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 vitamin B2 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin B2 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: You really do not need to supplement your adult multivitamin with additional vitamin supplements. You should eat foods rich in vitamin b2 like fish and leafy greens. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take levoxyl (thyroxine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take levoxyl (thyroxine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Thyroid hormone is perfectly safe during nursing or pregnancy. Thyroid hormone levels should be monitored closely however as they can change during and after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pulmozyme (dornase alfa) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pulmozyme (dornase alfa) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Pulmozyme (dornase alfa) is a category b, deemed safe in pregnancy. Its safety in lactation is unreported, but should have minimal absorption, and i would consider the benefits vs risk for lactation on a case-by-case basis with my patients. ...Read more

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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 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 truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Category B: Emtricitabine-tenofovir has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of embryofetal toxicity or teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. However, emtricitabine-tenofovir has been evaluated in a limited number of women during pregnancy and postpartum. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take qvar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take qvar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Qvar is an inhaler steroid used to treat asthma. It is one of the preferred steroids for used in pregnancy noted by the american college of ob/gyn. Minimal amounts make it to the breast milk, and it should not be a problem for the baby if used while breast feeding. ...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 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 sabril while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Probably not: Sabril is a category c anticonvulsant. Birth defects have been noted in animals. And it does enter breastmilk. However, if epilepsy is a major problem, the benefits of taking an anticonvulsant for the mother usually outweigh the theoretical risk to the fetus. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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