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Is isentress (raltegravir) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is isentress (raltegravir) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not recommended: Isentress (raltegravir) is used to treat hiv-1 infections. It is a pregnancy category c drug meaning there is not enough data to consider it safe. It has caused deformaties and even fetal death in laboratory animals. Talk to yoiur doctor about its use. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


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How effective is Isentress (raltegravir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Isentress (raltegravir) for treating HIV?

Yes but not alone: Isentress (raltegravir) is an integrase inhibitor. It is very effective against HIV but needs to be combined with 2 other agents. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for prevent HIV , taking zidovudine & lamivudine ( or combivir ) and isentress (raltegravir) it isenough as pep medicine?

Can you tell me for prevent HIV , taking zidovudine & lamivudine ( or combivir ) and isentress (raltegravir) it isenough as pep medicine?

Barrier protection: You are safe if you practice safe sex. These new medications may offer additional protection but are no substitute. ...Read more

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Does cefurex safe for pregnant women?

Does cefurex safe for pregnant women?

Probably safe: Not known to harm pregnancy, bot may reduce effectiveness of Birth Control Pills. In any case your GYN should know you are taking the medication. ...Read more

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Is sauna safe for pregnant women?

No: No. Pregnant women should avoid spending time in a sauna, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy when the neural tube (spine) of the fetus is forming, to help minimize the risk of spina bifida. ...Read more

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Travisil safe for pregnant women?

Not recommended: It is an herbal product unregulated by the fda so has no safety data in pregnancy so it is better not to take it. ...Read more

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Is niquil safe for pregnant women ?

Is niquil safe for pregnant women ?

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

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Is nauzene safe for pregnant woman?

Is nauzene safe for pregnant woman?

Yes: Nausene is citric acid and sugar which is similar to hard candy like jolly rancher. It does have some artificial sweetener also which could be problematic if overdone. It is rated Cat C meaning that it has not been tested and found to be safe. ...Read more