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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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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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 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 stalevo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take stalevo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Probably not: This medication is used to treat the effects of parkinson's disease. It does cross the placenta. It is listed as a category c which means there is not a lot of data about its use during human pregnancy, but it did cause deformities in lab animals when used at concentration far higher than what is used in humans. So, it should be used only if benefit to mom outweighs potential risks. ...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: Prezista is a category c drug. Caution advised but the benefits may out weigh risks in some patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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