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Is It Safe To Take Xalatan While Pregnant Or Breastfeeding
Yes: Xalatan is a prostaglandin f2 analogue used to treat glaucoma. It is a category c drug by fda which means it may causes problems for fetus. Dosages of medications in eyedrops are very small. If you have gluacoma and need to take it to protect your eyesight i would talk to your ophthalomogist and obstetrician about it but it should be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Latanoprost is the first pga that was approved for treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. First released as Xalatan but is now generic and there are 6 or 7 producers of it. A very potent agent for reducing pressure and has very few systemic side effects. Common ocular side effects include redness of eyes and skin, lash growth, occasional darkening of the iris ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most, if not all, pain meds are considered safe in pregnancy and post-partum to provide pain relief for the mom. However, we know that small amounts of the drug cross the placenta or pass into the breast milk, so the question isn't really if Oxycontin is safe to take, but is it necessary to take. There are other, less potent meds that will provide adequate pain relief without medicating the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do not take it. : Do not take Exemestane if you are pregnant. It has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. It reduced number of live fetuses, prolonged gestation, abnormal or difficult labor, decreased fetal weight, and retarded ossification. If your breast feeding or considering to breast feed it can be excreted into human milk, caution is highly recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Xalatan (now generic as latanoprost) is a one drop per day glaucoma eye drop in the prostaglandin family. It works to lower intraocular pressure by increasing outflow of fluid from the eye through non-traditional pathways (uveoscleral outflow). Significant side effects are uncommon, and it is generally very ...Read more
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