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Is it safe to use medicine telfast fexofenadine and medicine lyrica (pregabalin) during pregnancy in week 34 ? What side effects

Is it safe to use medicine telfast fexofenadine and medicine lyrica (pregabalin) during pregnancy in week 34 ? What side effects

Speak to your OB/GYN: Both medications are rated by the FDA as Category C in pregnancy meaning that side effects cannot be ruled in human subjects. Personally, I wouldn't want my wife taking either of those medications during pregnancy if she could either avoid them for other approaches or alternative medications (which there would be very few indeed). Best person for further advice on this topic would be your OB/GYN. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Hi doctor's, my doctor give a lyrica (pregabalin) during my pregnancy it's that safe for the baby?

Hi doctor's, my doctor give a lyrica (pregabalin) during my pregnancy it's that safe for the baby?

Category C med: Lyrica (pregabalin) is considered a category "c" medication, meaning it is relatively safe in pregnancy with no evidence so far for birth defects in human infants. There is little available information for it's use during breastfeeding but it is likely to easily cross into breast milk. ...Read more

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I would like to get pregnant what would lyrica, (pregabalin) mirapex, fuerosemide, baclofen do to any pregnancy and which should I taper off first?

Pregnancy & Drugs: It's always good to consider the effects or the potential effects of drugs during a pregnancy. However, it's never good to stop taking prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor so i recommend that you consult with the doctor(s) who prescribed these medications before discontinuing any of these medications. ...Read more

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I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

These: Medications would not interfere with pgx test. Some of the side effects of these drugs can make you feel bloated, or irritate your stomach. ...Read more

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I get a crawling sensation alongside my pain. Like 'ants crawling' . Is Lyrica (pregabalin) good for this type of sensation ?

Lyrica, (pregabalin) good choice: When selecting a particular medication considering comorbidities, safety, contra-indications, patient preference, any history of mental health problems (eg, anxiety, depression) and existing medication history. For initial treatment for neuropathic pain ( 'ants crawling' ) Lyrica (pregabalin) is a good choice. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) an ssri?

No: Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults. It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is (as of 2007) approved for this use in the european union. It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) a narcotic?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) a narcotic?

No but......: Narcotic is more a legal term than a medical term. It does not necessarily refer to just opiate type medications. In general i think Lyrica (pregabalin) is a very helpful medicine, and i rarely see any addiction problems, however i did have a recent case of Lyrica (pregabalin) dependence. With that said most patients even with addiction history may still try this med if indicated and monitored. ...Read more

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How does lyrica (pregabalin) help with RA?

No effect on RA: Lyrica (pregabalin) is used for pain of neurogenic origin. If you are having pain then it might help with that pain. It has no affect on the disease. ...Read more