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Is Lithium Safe In Pregnancy
No.: Lithium is not safe during pregnancy. For one thing, it can cause cardiac/ heart defects in the baby ( epstiens anomoly). Lithium has a narrow margin of safety ; therfore, the fluid shifts that occur during pregancy may effect lithium levels, putting both the mother and baby at risk. If a woman is on prescribed medications and becomes pregnant, she should notify her doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more
I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac (fluoxetine) & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?
Work with doctors: From the medicines you're taking, it sounds like you've been dealing with a serious mental illness, possibly bipolar disorder. Stopping these medicines suddenly would risk relapse of this illness -- not a good idea. Please discuss these issues with your psychiatrist and obstetrician -- they know you. The risk to your baby and you of getting sick is very high, vs the benefit of remaining stable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lithium pregnancy: Generally contraindicated during pregnancy and in category d meaning it has a risk for birth defects. However, things are not always that simple and I am referring you to much more nuanced explanation in the article below. Please discuss this extensively with your psychiatrist. www.mothertobaby.org/files/lithium.pdf for more information about the organization of teratology information specialistbest wishes. ...Read more
Told today at 4 week scan there's 2 sacks no fetal poles yet and a corpus lithium was found. Hcg levels being monitored. Is this a viable pregnancy?
Still early: It is really too early to see if this is viable. Patience is needed at this stage. You should know more in about 2 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more
Ampiclox: Ampiclox is Ampicillin + cloxacillin. Both of these are fda pregnancy category b. According to drugs.Com: there are no controlled data in human pregnancies; however, there are no literature reports of congenital abnormalities associated with it. Cloxacillin should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.”. ...Read more
Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more
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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