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Is it safe to take ventolin hfa while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take ventolin hfa while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: It is important to control asthma during a pregnancy. About 1/3 of moms worsen, 1/3 remain stable, and 1/3 improve during pregnancy. Talk to your OB and your asthma doctor and make sure they're working together for your care. ...Read more

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Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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Is it safe to take albuterol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take albuterol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Albuterol is safe to use as directed during pregnancy if you have been previously prescribed this for asthma. It is typically only used for acute asthma exacerbations. Please discuss with your physician if your asthma becomes more difficult to control during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take xopenex (levalbuterol) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take xopenex (levalbuterol) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: If you are taking this drug, i assume you have asthma. It is very important to keep your asthma well-controlled while pregnant. You can take this drug to control your asthma while pregnant and breastfeeding. ...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 flovent while pregnant?

Is it safe to take flovent while pregnant?

Tough question: Flovents risk in pregnancy is unknown. There are however inhaled steroids that have very low risk o problems to the fetus (ie budesonide). Your health care provider must weigh the risk versus benefit of this drug. ...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 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 accolate (zafirlukast) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take accolate (zafirlukast) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Maybe: Zafirlukast, marketed as Accolate (zafirlukast) for asthma, does not currently have published studies on safety in pregnancy or breastfeeding, but information suggests the amount found in breast milk is low. It's best to discuss this drug & your specific situation with your personal pediatrician or ob/gyn. Check out lactmed for info on drugs & breastfeeding: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cromolyn aerosol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take cromolyn aerosol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: In all of the animal and human studies no risk has been found with cromolyn. It is important to take all of your prescribed medications like your doctor tells you. Asthma can be serious for both you and your baby. If you are having trouble controlling your asthma, be sure to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lorazepam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lorazepam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Risk/benefit: Generally try to avoid in the 1st trimester, though the risk of cleft palate and lip may be less than once thought. Safe in the 2nd and 3rd trimester, with high doses maybe some risk of decreased muscle tone/slowed breathing (rare). There is a risk of preterm labor and low birthweight infants, as well as pre-eclampsia in anxiety disorders. Please see mass general's women's mental health page! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lumigan while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lumigan while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not recomended: It is category c pregnancy rating and is excreted in breast milk in animals but no human studies have been done. You should discuss this with your doctors and use it only if the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pyridostigmine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pyridostigmine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Myasthenia and Preg: I wrote a chapter on this do a search on google for myasthenia gravis in pregnancy on emedicine or webmd. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pentostatin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pentostatin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No.: Pentostatin is a cancer drug. It works to stop cancers by killing cells that are dividing. It can cause damage to a developing baby. If you are on pentostatin and become pregnant, immediately tell your doctor. If you are wanting to become pregnant and are on pentostatin, talk to your doctor about how long after the treatments are over before you can try for pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to take morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: You can use morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding for very specific reasons and for very short periods of time. Usually it is used for pain control. Having your appendix removed while pregnant, a c-section, or suffering from kidney stones are some examples of situations where you might need morphine for a short time. It is addictive to the mom and the baby so you can't use for a long time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nifedipine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take nifedipine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: It is category c, not shown to be harmful in humans but some concerns in animals. It is and has been used in preg for some time now. The benefits freq outweigh risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take risperidone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take risperidone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Maybe: Resperidone is a very potent medication used for some forms of mental illness. In women who need it, it may need to be taken during pregnancy and they may be counseled to avoid breastfeeding. Bables born to mothers on respiradol may have some withdrawl symptoms at birth. Talk to your doctor before stopping respiradol, or if you are considering pregnancy and you take it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take oseltamivir while pregnant or nursing?

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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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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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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