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Is lithium safe in pregnancy?

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 more

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Lithium (Definition)

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


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Is temazepam safe in pregnancy?

Is temazepam safe in pregnancy?

No: All benzodiazepines are category x according to the fda. That means, they are contraindicated, as they can cause birth defects, miscarriage, or both. You should definitely not be taking them. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril safe in pregnancy?

Is lisinopril safe in pregnancy?

No: Use of Lisinopril is contraindicated during pregnancy. Animal and human data have revealed evidence of embryolethality and teratogenicity associated with angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors. When pregnancy is detected, ace inhibitors should be discontinued as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is ketrax safe in pregnancy?

Is ketrax safe in pregnancy?

Why are you asking? : In the us ; canada, ketrax (levamisole) has two uses: deworming livestock ; as an adulterant for cocaine. It was removed from the us market in 2000 ; from the canadian market in 2003 due to toxicity to include agranulocytosis. It is not safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use valproic acid in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use valproic acid in pregnancy?

Not recommended: This FDA Pregnancy Category D - so it isn't recommended. It can be associated with risk for significant risks to the fetus. ...Read more

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Is cyclizine safe to take in pregnancy?

Is cyclizine safe to take in pregnancy?

Cyclizine: Cyclizine is in the fda pregnancy category b. This means that it is unlikely to harm an unborn baby, but it is always best to call and tell/discuss with your OB dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is Ampiclox safe in pregnancy?

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

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Is microdermabrasion safe in pregnancy?

Is microdermabrasion safe in pregnancy?

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is one of the procedures that does not have any contraindications during pregnancy. So go ahead and enjoy! if you plan to have any chemical peels combined with the procedure there are several that are not safe in pregnancy so please check with your ob/gyn in advance. ...Read more

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Is Flagyl safe in pregnancy?

Is Flagyl safe in pregnancy?

Depends on trimester: Flagyl should not be used as single dose for bacterial vaginosis or during first trimester for treating trichomoniasis. Black box warning advises of its carcinogenicity in mice & rats; so caution is advised. Discuss with OB for alternatives. ...Read more

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Is lipo safe in pregnancy?

Is lipo safe in pregnancy?

Are you nuts?: Your body is going to change a lot during and after pregnancy. If you really have to have liposuction, wait until at least 6 months after the baby is born. I suppose liposuction could be performed during pregnancy, but there would be risk involved due to the anesthetics used. I doubt you could find a reputable surgeon willing to do it. ...Read more

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Is weight-lifting safe in pregnancy?

Is weight-lifting safe in pregnancy?

It can be: If you've never lifted before review this with your OB and consider working with a certified personal training who has worked with pregnant women. If you've been resistance training consistently in the past, it's not unreasonable to continue - though you may want to take it easy on the intensity level - during your pregnancy. If you have any complication during your pregnancy, review with your OB ...Read more

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Is thyroxine safe in pregnency?

Is thyroxine safe in pregnency?

Thyroid Treatment: Yes. Of course. And low or hypo thyroid in pregnancy is dangerous. Take you medication. ...Read more

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Is anafortan plus safe in early pregnancy?

Safe?: There seems to be very little information on this. The manufacturer is not helpful here either. In general, if it was associated with major birth defects this would be known and cautions would be given to limit its use in pregnancy (such as thalidomide). I would recommend not using it unless you have no other alternative. Most drugs are safe for baby, but you're taking a big chance with no info. ...Read more

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Is cap Ampiclox safe in pregnancy?

Is cap Ampiclox safe in pregnancy?

Yes, in general: For the most part Amoxicillin and its derivatives are fairly safe during pregnancy. No antibiotics are 100% safe, and Ampicillin is class b. That is compared to other antibiotics which are class c or worse. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take heparin in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take heparin in pregnancy?

Yes: Heparin, a blood thinner, is used in pregnancy for a number of different conditions. There is unfractionated Heparin and low-molecular weight heparin(lmwh). Both are given as shots. Neither cross the placenta and do not have any affect on the fetus. Unfractionated Heparin requires more monitoring than lmwh. The blood thinner to avoid in pregnancy is Coumadin (warfarin) which can cause birth defects. ...Read more

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Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

2nd line drug: Most studies show Zofran (ondansetron) is likely safe for use but it is considered a 2nd line treatment choice reserved for those who fail other methods. Diclegis is a FDA approved drug now available for 1st line treatment ...Read more

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Is 0.0% alcohol safe in pregnancy?

Is 0.0% alcohol safe in pregnancy?

Well that depends : On what product has 0.0..?% alcohol in it. Also what type of alcohol are we talking about? Methanol, ethanol, isopropanol? And what was this replaced with? More details about the product you intend to consume and for what purpose is necessary in order to provide a meaningful answer. In general, it is best to consume no products containing any amount of ethanol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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