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Is Paracetamol Safe For Pregnant Women
Yes! Consult your MD: Paracetamol is another name for acetaminohen ( trade name *tylenol). It is can be used for minor aches, headaches and other minor pain during pregnancy. The manufacturers suggest it can be used for intermittent short durations. As always consult your md before taking any medication as she/he may have other suggestions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Not really: Nyquil contains alcohol, which should not be used during pregnancy, and dextro-methorphan, which is pregnancy category c: "animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks." [source fda]. ...Read more
N-acetylcysteine is.: The glutathione precursor n-acetyl-cysteine is class b (i.e. Safe) in pregnancy and lactation. It is administered in cases of tylenol (acetaminophen) poisoning (e.g. Suicide attempt) and reverses the toxic effects on the liver and kidneys reliably. Glutathione per se is not used in clinical practice. ...Read more
Probably Not: Diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid), and other drugs of this class should generally not be taken during pregnancy as it can affect the fetus' circulatory system late in pregnancy and are associated with developmental defects early on. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be taken in carefully limited quantities for pain. As always, the benefits versus the risks should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
No: Chantix is not currently recommended for use in pregnancy as it has not been thoroughly studied. It is category c, and although many medications allowed in pregnancy fall into that category, in the case of Chantix you cannot be assured that it is a safe option during pregnancy or lactation. The nicotine patch may be an acceptable option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This is usually used for seizures. There are associated birth defects with it. However, not taking the drug and risking a seizure while pregnant is also problematic for mother and baby. If you need to be on this medication then you should take extra Folic Acid and will need some extra vitamin k during the last month of the pregnancy. It is ok with breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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