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Is it safe to take oseltamivir while pregnant or nursing?

Is it safe to take oseltamivir while pregnant or nursing?

Yes and no: If a pregnant woman is infected by influenza virus, it's ok to take tamiflu (oseltamivir). However, if she is nursing, it's recommended to continue the treatment but express the breast milk and bottle feed with formula temporary. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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 exelon (rivastigmine) while pregnant or nursing?

Is it safe to take exelon (rivastigmine) while pregnant or nursing?

For Dementia: It would be unusual to prescribe Exelon (rivastigmine) for a p[regnant woman, as it is generally used for dementia, which would rarely afflict a woman of child bearing age. However, familial alzheimers disease can rarely afflict people as young as in the forties, so pregnancy may still occur. I would not recommend Exelon in a pregnant woman. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take herbal sleep aids while pregnant or nursing?

Is it safe to take herbal sleep aids while pregnant or nursing?

Herbs are drugs too: Most small molecule drugs are derived from herbs. So herbs are drugs & should be treated with the same degree or awareness & caution. Both melatonin & chamomile, common herbs used to promote sleep, should not be used in pregnancy. How about trying meditation or listening to a recording or ocean waves? If you must use something try benadryl (diphenhydramine). It makes most people sleepy & is rated pregnancy class b. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers to take manganese?

Is it safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers to take manganese?

Yes: Manganese as a supplement is safe. Taking an additional manganese supplement is not usually needed for pregnant or breastfeeding women. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tamiflu (oseltamivir) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take tamiflu (oseltamivir) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Influenza in pregnancy can cause more severe illnesses ( this was esp. Seen with h1n1/swine flu). Because of this tamiflu (oseltamivir) is recommended for treatment or prevention of suspected influenza in pregnancy. There are not clinical studies available for safety but the CDC does recommend it to decrease the risk of a pregnant woman becoming very ill. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant and my doctor said Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is safe to take?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and my doctor said Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is safe to take?

Relatively safe: As a category C drug, this med has not been shown to cause problems with a human fetus, but not enough data is available to consider it as safe a med like Tylenol (acetaminophen). It is one of the most common designations for meds taken safely during pregnancy.However, flu in a pregnant woman can cause maternal death and or fetal loss. We had two such losses during the flu epidemic of 2009 in my town. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Graitcer
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Oseltamivir (Definition)

The brand name is tamiflu (oseltamivir). It is a prodrug, which means it is inactive until metabolized by a person's body into the active form. It blocks neuraminidase, an enzyme in influenza virus; by doing this, it prevents the flu virus from detaching from the host cell and slows the spread of the virus. It comes in a tablet form, as ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Tamiflu (Definition)

Tamiflu is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more