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Doctor insights on: List Of Medications That Are Safe To Take During Pregnancy

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Which medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many are...: .. And many aren't. The list is too long and to complex for this forum. Consult with your obgyn for specifics.

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Dr. Steven Weissberg Dr. Weissberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
51 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Which OTC medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which OTC medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Depends on what your are tanking the medicines for.

Dr. Kim Schutterle Dr. Schutterle
Emergency Medicine
11 years in practice
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Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Limited options: Nothing is 100% safe in pregnancy. Doctors usually recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle. Most will tell you to avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil). It's best to try to figure out the cause of the pain and see if there are other options (like heat for muscle soreness, etc.).

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dear doctor, are there any medications/diet/vitamins to reduce my constant tinnitus migraines, which are safe to take during pregnancy planning?

Dear doctor, are there any medications/diet/vitamins to reduce my constant tinnitus migraines, which are safe to take during pregnancy planning?

Consider acupuncture: Hello. Although you asked about meds/ supplements - I wanted to suggest another approach to your tinnitus with migraines. Chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture are safe and effective approaches for both of these problems. Chinese scalp acupuncture has been in use for over 5, 000 years.

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Dr. Rolando Rivera Dr. Rivera
Urology
21 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

Talk to OB: Most medications for ic need to be stopped during pregnancy, however some are safe such as nonalkalized anesthesics for instillation, some of the antispasms drugs, and some supplements. Talk to your ob.

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Dr. David Fein Dr. Fein
Preventive Medicine
years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is it safe to take medication for fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medication for fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Some yes, some no: Interestingly, for some women, fibromyalgia symptoms may actually improve during their pregnancy (although they may risk a worsening relapse post-partum). Most natural remedies are safe in pregnancy, such as omega3 fish oil, massage, exercise, yoga, etc. Some prescription medications may be safe in pregnancy, also, but it's best to check with your md.

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Dr. David Fein Dr. Fein
Preventive Medicine
years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?

Yes: Some yes, some no. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and (until 34 weeks) Ibuprofen are safe in pregnancy. Some doctors believe a small amount of Aspirin is safe in pregnancy, so Excedrin migraine can be very effective as well as tolerated in pregnancy. A big no goes to the tryptans -- imitrex, relpax, zomig, etc. As magical as they are for migraines, they are not safe in pregnancy.

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Dr. Erin Alward Dr. Alward
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Is it safe to take medications that contain alcohol during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medications that contain alcohol during pregnancy?

No: Alcohol is not safe in pregnancy and can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. There is no known safe amount of alcohol in pregnancy. So once you know you are pregnant, you should stop all of it. This includes even the small amounts that are in some medicines.

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Does anyone know a safe medication I can take for sinus pain during pregnancy?

Does anyone know a safe medication I can take for sinus pain during pregnancy?

Acetominophen: Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be ok, as would be low doses of alleve or ibuprofen, but these not in the last trimester.

Dr. Nayana Trivedi Dr. Trivedi
Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
South Gujarat University, Government Medical College
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Can I take duphaston if I am on cardiomagnyl and folic acid? Are these medications safe during first weeks of pregnancy?

Can I take duphaston if I am on cardiomagnyl and folic acid? Are these medications safe during first weeks of pregnancy?

Talk tour OB: First Trimeterr is critical in organ formation. Therefore do not take anything without consulting your OB.

Dr. Edward Kuhnley Dr. Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
41 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Is Mybulin safe to take for headaches during pregnancy? Also, epitec seems to be a safe drug for pregnant bipolar sufferers. Doctors are divided.

Is Mybulin safe to take for headaches during pregnancy? Also, epitec seems to be a safe drug for pregnant bipolar sufferers. Doctors are divided.

Mybulin contains: 200 mg Ibuprofen, 350 mg paracetamol (acetaminophen), and 10 mg codeine for pain. It is best to avoid ibuprofen, especially in the last trimester. Prolonged use of opioids (codeine) during pregnancy can result in physical dependence in the newborn. It is best to review risks with your Obstetrician. Acetaminophen alone may be best choice. Best regards.

Dr. Anne Phelan-adams Dr. Phelan-adams
Family Medicine
years in practice
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I am around 4-5 weeks pregnant, I had a miscarriage at 4 weeks during my first pregnancy. So, my gynaecologist has aaked me take vageston 200mg twice a day for a month but I read online that is a class D drug during pregnancy. Is it safe to take this medic

I am around 4-5 weeks pregnant, I had a miscarriage at 4 weeks during my first pregnancy. So, my gynaecologist has aaked me take vageston 200mg twice a day for a month but I read online that is a class D drug during pregnancy. Is it safe to take this medic

Yes, safe.: Vageston is a semi-synthetic hormone that--in theory--supports pregnancy in the early weeks prior to the full development of the placenta which then takes over the job of producing natural progesterone. It's perfectly safe but not always effective. There are many other factors that can cause early pregnancy loss that have nothing to do with insufficient progesterone. Best wishes to you!

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Dr. John Kirk Dr. Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What sleep meds and dosages are safe to take during pregnancy?

What sleep meds and dosages are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many options: Always a challenge, sleep in pregnancy can be truly difficult to obtain your adequate share. Medicines are sometimes used. Many are considered safe. That being said less is always more in pregnancy. Use of benedryl, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) in their standard doses are considered safe in pregnancy. Find natural options, stretching, yoga, and meditation. These will be your best and safest bets!

Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Which natural supplements are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which natural supplements are safe to take during pregnancy?

Supplements: Obviously, check with your ob, but consider comprehensive multivit and purified omega.

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Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What decongestant are safe to take during pregnancy?

What decongestant are safe to take during pregnancy?

None: Oral decongestants are contraindicated during pregnancy. Because of the potential risks of medication, and risks associated with infection and other problems, I would recommend identifying the cause of congestion (it may just be hormone changes due to pregnancy) so that therapy can be targeted more precisely.

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Dr. Evans Prieston Dr. Prieston
Pharmacology
40 years in practice
West Virginia University School of Medicine
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Which antibiotics are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which antibiotics are safe to take during pregnancy?

Antibiotics: This really depends on how far into the pregnancy you are. Also, the site of the infection will also determine what antibiotics are appropriate in pregnancy. The earlier in the pregnancy has the greatest restriction for any medications.

Dr. Margarita Krasnova Dr. Krasnova
Psychiatry
31 years in practice
Bashkir State Medical University
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Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take during pregnancy?

Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take during pregnancy?

Avoid pills: Melatonin considered to be safe, but this is natural substance, not a "pill". Daily walks, relaxation exercises, make sure your bed is comfortable... There are special big pillows designed for pregnant- you may look up on-line, which " hugs" you body. Make sure your bedroom is cool, quiet, and dark enough. Avoid browsing the channels, ideally no tv in the bedroom. Stretching exercises....

Dr. William Holmes Dr. Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
30 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Are there any meds for depression/bipolar that are safe to take during pregnancy?

Are there any meds for depression/bipolar that are safe to take during pregnancy?

Uncertain: There are some meds that are known to be potentially unsafe to the fetus. However, there are quite a few meds for which the risk is unknown. As a result, decisions about using meds for mood disorders is handled on a case by case basis, with a thorough discussion of what is known about a particular compared to what might be the risk of not using meds.

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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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35wks. Pregnant and having horrible heartburn, what antacids if any, are safe to take during pregnancy?

35wks. Pregnant and having horrible heartburn, what antacids if any, are safe to take during pregnancy?

ASK YOUR OB: You should be calling your obs office and asking them, since they know you and may want you evaluated and may want you to use a specific one that they like.