Doctor insights on:
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 3 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 6 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
Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yacon syrup: Is a syrup from Peru used for weight loss literature review showed that it is beneficial for premenopausal women Who are obese and with insulin resistance. Although it seems sake and product is natural, it did not not do any study on pregnancy. It would be wise not to use any medication including herbal or natural during pregnancy. ...Read more
What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I tried to break : It down. What country did you purchase this from? It appears to contain 500 mg Acetaminophen ; 25 mg diphenhydramine. Both of these are fda pregnancy category b (which means there aren't known problems w taking while pregnant), this means that it is likely ok to take minimum effective dose. However, as with all medications in pregnancy - recommend that you consult with your OB before taking. ...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
- Talk to a doctor online
- Is lithium orotate safe?
- Is it safe to take lisinopril and lithium together?
- Taking zinnat during pregnancy
- Are strepsils safe during pregnancy?
- Is ampiclox is safe for pregnancy?
- Is dandelion safe in pregnancy?
- Is acetaminophen safe for pregnancy?
- Safe lithium levels