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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

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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) 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 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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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


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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