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Is It Safe To Take Ventolin Hfa While Pregnant Or Breastfeeding
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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