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Is it safe to take ranitidine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take ranitidine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Ranitidine, now an over-the-counter product known as zantac, has been well studied in pregnancy. And for good reason! heartburn is very common in the second and third trimesters, so the good news is that OTC ranitidine is considered safe in pregnancy and breast-feeding. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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I took ranitidine 150mg twice daily & am still breastfeeding. After 5 days I had bruises on my legs and so did my toddler. Do I need to get him checke?

I took ranitidine 150mg twice daily & am still breastfeeding. After 5 days I had bruises on my legs and so did my toddler. Do I need to get him checke?

Probably not: You said he's a toddler. If the bruises are on areas that are commonly bruised in a toddler it is probably fine. If he has petechial blood spots in his mouth, bleeding gums, or bruising in areas not easily traumatized I may merit a check at the doctors' office. ...Read more

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3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple. Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine.?

3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple. Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine.?

Need PCP evaluation: Not enough information for reason why ranitidine prescribed. Infant needs a thorough PE to evaluate problem. I suggest stopping the ranitidine to exclude possible side effects, unless aspiration following feeding has occurred. Many babies erp up a lot but grow normally. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Pepcid an Zantac (ranitidine) together while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Pepcid an Zantac (ranitidine) together while pregnant?

Zantac&pepcid/pregna: Zantac (ranitidine) and Pepcid are identical meds, even though both are considered safe during pregnancy why take both which has the same mode of action, these are both h2receptor blockers
so take either on of these in full doses if needed. ...Read more

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I took a Zantac (ranitidine) 75 this morning at like 9:30 am but my heartburn is back is it safe to take another one I'm 22 weeks pregnant?

I took a Zantac (ranitidine) 75 this morning at like 9:30 am but my heartburn is back is it safe to take another one I'm 22 weeks pregnant?

Medication frequency: Zantac (ranitidine) is listed in a safer category for pregnancy. You typically can take zantac (ranitidine) 75 as needed to a maximum daily dose of 300mg. Contact your obstetrician to make sure it is ok for you to take as suggested. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 safe to take when pregnant? Or is there something else that is preferred for acid reflux?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 safe to take when pregnant? Or is there something else that is preferred for acid reflux?

Typically safe: It is typically consider ok to take, however as with all medications during pregnancy, you should ask your ob. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) safe to take twice daily when pregnant?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) safe to take twice daily when pregnant?

Generally, yes...: . .. But I would discuss this with your obstetrician before you begin taking it, since even generally safe medicines can have rare side effects. There are ways to help reduce the amount of acid reflux during pregnancy, which he/she can go into with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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15weeks pregnant. Doctor said it was safe to take zantac (ranitidine).Been taking one zantac (ranitidine)150 a night. But I hear it can cause birth defects. Should I be worried?

15weeks pregnant. Doctor said it was safe to take zantac (ranitidine).Been taking one zantac (ranitidine)150 a night. But I hear it can cause birth defects. Should I be worried?

Category B Med: This medication has been studied in detail and placed in category b, which is one of the safest categories a medication can have related to its use in pregnancy. No birth defects are noted on animal or human studies. Sounds like your doc knows what s/he's doing. ...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 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?

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

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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 fazaclo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take fazaclo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes and no: I agree with inzer regarding pregnancy. In terms of breast feeding, likely advise against it if possible. There is some literature to indicate med is concentrated in breast milk. Although the infants ability to absorb is unclear, there would be the need for weekly CBC monitoring, seizure risk etc. Breast feeding is great, but a healthy, stable mom and formula would likely be the call here! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take renagel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take renagel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Renajel absorption: You can take renajel while pregnant or while you are breast feeding because it is not absorbed from the intestine into your blood stream. It is used to bind phosphorus (p) in the intestine to prevent high p levels from developing in the blood of patients with advanced kidney disease of those on dialysis. If you are taking it after meals, have a physician check your p level in your blood. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take acuvail while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Acuvail: Pregnancy class c but also depends on trimester and population specific. Ask your ob/gyn about this one. ...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 zostavax while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take zostavax while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Nope & Unknown: If you're pregnant, you should not get the zostavax vaccine [it's a live virus]. After you get the vaccine, you should wait 3 months before you get pregnant [4 weeks according to the cdc]. If you're breastfeeding, we don't know how vaccine gets into your breast milk [usually they don't. Cdc says not contraindicated]. Zostavax has been tested in ages 50 and older. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Suboxone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

What's alternative?: If your opiate addiction is so severe that without Suboxone you are likely to relapse, being on this medication is safer than not. Obviously it has some risks that are worse than sugar pill, but that's not what we must compare it to - we must compare to to heroin and/or other opiates you were using before starting suboxone. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take androgel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take androgel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Androgel is a prescription testosterone gel and should never be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The theoretical and realistic risks of testosterone use during pregnancy is: the disruption of gender and sex development of a female fetus with overlying male hormone; and the excessive amounts of male hormone interfering with the development of a male fetus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take actoplus while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take actoplus while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: This combination med has two agents, metformin which is considered safe (l1) & pioglitzone which is considered relatively safe (l3) during breastfeeding.
See: hale, t;medications and mothers milk, 16ed.2012. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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


Dr. Sanjay Talati
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Ranitidine (Definition)

Treats and prevents heartburn with acid indigestion. Also treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid (such as zollinger-ellison syndrome). This medicine ...Read more