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Is isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampin safe in pregnancy?

Is isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampin safe in pregnancy?

Some risk: Isoniazid/pyrazinamide/rifampin are usually used in combination to treat tuberculosis. While tuberculosis is uncommon in pregnancy, these drugs may be appropriate to use for a pregnant women with confirmed tuberculosis. Breast feeding should not be done while taking these medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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What are alternative drugs for rifampacin, isonizid and ethambutol?

What are alternative drugs for rifampacin, isonizid and ethambutol?

Second line drugs: Aminoglycosides: e.g., Amikacin (amk), Kanamycin (km); polypeptides: e.g., capreomycin, viomycin, enviomycin; fluoroquinolones: e.g., Ciprofloxacin (cip), levofloxacin, Moxifloxacin (mxf); thioamides: e.g. Ethionamide, prothionamide also third line of medications. ...Read more

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Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?

Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?

Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion.aspx?activeingredientid=706& ...Read more

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Antifungal drugs safe in pregnancy?

Antifungal drugs safe in pregnancy?

I would not : Recommend taking or using any medication during pregnancy that is absolutely not necessary. If a fungal infection is present and causing an issue or endangering the baby then if played by your obygyn i would use it....Otherwise would not. ...Read more

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Is inh safe?

Is inh safe?

As safe as many drug: Inh is one of the stalwart drugs with Rifampin in the treatment of active tb. Despite the potential for liver toxicity, it can usually be used under experienced hands in patients with underlying liver diseases either viral or alcoholic. ...Read more

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What safe antitussive drug in pregnancy?

What safe antitussive drug in pregnancy?

Category C drugs: Both dextromethorphan & codine are anti-tussives that fall into category c. This is a pregnancy related scale listing meds form class a-x from very safe to dangerous/damaging. Category c includes meds that have no known negative effect on human fetal development from available studies but those studies are not extensive enough to move it to a safer category. Dm is in many otc products. ...Read more

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Does TB drugs Rifampicin & isoniazid cause orange vaginal discharge?

Does TB drugs Rifampicin & isoniazid cause orange vaginal discharge?

Rifampicin: Can make your urine red orange(not harmless side effect but can also color your tears, saliva and stool too) and since your urethra is so close to your vaginal opening, it's possible that some of your vaginal discharge is being "stained" red-orange. ...Read more

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Cloxacilin antibiotics safe in pregnant women?

Cloxacilin antibiotics safe in pregnant women?

Cloxacillin: Cloxacillin is fda pregnancy category b. There are no reports of problems but also no controlled studies w cloxacillin. Benefit should outweigh risk. Discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What is isoniazid inh taken for?

What is isoniazid inh taken for?

Tuberculosis : Inh is one of drugs used to treat pulmonary tuberculosis. ...Read more

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Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Yes: As long as you are not allergic to it. There is a 10% incidence of allergy if you are allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) midciination safe(pills)?

Is minocin (minocycline) midciination safe(pills)?

Minocycline: This medication may produce vertigo (dizziness or unsteadiness) in about 8% of patients taking 100 mg twice a day. This may be helped if the dose is distributed to 50 mg four times a day. Some patients may develop sensitivity to sunlight and burn more easily. Otherwise the drug is generally as safe as an antibiotic can get. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) with four other medications: Doxycycline, Rifampin, Zithromax, and Malarone?

Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) with four other medications: Doxycycline, Rifampin, Zithromax, and Malarone?

Avoid unless your: doctor checked an EKG. Some of these medications in particular can cause prolongation of the QT interval (basically slowing heart conduction) and should be taken with caution under the guidance of your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Suffering frm neck TB lymphadenitis. Is rifampin 600mg, INH 300 mg, ethambutol 1100 mg & pyrazinamide 1600mg correct dosage for a 77 kg weight.

TB treatment: You are being treated with 4 medications which is good - since it doesn't allow the TB bacteria any good chance of 'escaping' from the treatment. Hopefully only 1 drug is really needed- but I expect you may find that out in the future. Your ethambutol dose and pyrazinamide doses could be a little bit higher, but I am not worried. INH & Rif are the main drugs for treating this & they r dosed well. ...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

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Pregnancy (Definition)

There are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Pyrazinamide (Definition)

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