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Medication For Adhd During Pregnancy
Talk to doctor: This is an ongoing difficult area in Psychiatry and Obstetrics. Research is ethically prohibited, so we only have anecdotal evidence. All medicines for bipolar disorder, and all benzodiazepines have risks during pregnancy. A few antidepressants are very safe for depression and anxiety during pregnancy. Please consult with your Psychiatrist and OB. ...Read more
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
Can Zoloft (sertraline) be taken during pregnancy for depression without harming the baby? What medications can be taken for depression while pregnant?
Zoloft (sertraline) most studied: Risks include: spontaneous abortion, preecplampsia, congential cardiac septal defects, endocrine disturbance in the newborn, poor neurodevel outcomes, resp distress in newborn, preterm delivery, low birth weight, small for gestational age. Risk of failure to treat : spontan abort, preterm delivery, low birth weight, suicide, dev delay, behav problems, poor maternal health. Zoloft (sertraline) most oft used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 25 weeks pregnant and my OB prescribed Vistaril for anxiety and insomnia. Is this widely considered safe during pregnancy?
Best discuss concern: with your OB who must weigh benefits and risks for you and your baby of any medication prescribed during pregnancy. Antihistamines are contraindicated in the first trimester and risk beyond that is uncertain. If necessary Vistaril is considered a good choice and it is recommended to drink ample water to overcome possible side effects. Alert OB to increased movement. Best regards for good health. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is not recommende: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Most antidepressant medications are rated as category c which means they should be stopped if possible bit i'd it would be harmful to the mom to continue them. It is a hard decision that needs to be made with much thought and discussion with tour doctor. A bout of major depression during pregnancyight be considered harmful. You and your dr need to consider risks & benefits. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Medications such as Celexa and zoloft (ssris ) are a category c for pregnancy- assumed safe. But it is safer to avoid medications inpregnancy if able. On the other hand, untreated depression and anxiety can harm fetus and baby-so ask your ob-gyn about his opinion. Avoid Paxil (paroxetine) because it is not safe. Good luck! ...Read more
Coordinate Drs.: If indeed you are having such symptoms, at least a visit to urgent care is recommended and if you feel you are at risk of harm to self or others a call to emergency services needs to happen. In general, there are psychotropics that are relatively safe staring in the second trimester forward. If time allows, discuss with ob/gyn or primary care physician first if need to see psychiatrist. Take care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should woman stop using medication during pregnancy? Medication is called ketipinor, she takes it 15mg for sleeping problems.
What medications are safe to take for "bipolar disorder" while pregnant? 17 wks, severe deprssion, at times manic, mood swings, ect...
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! ...Read more
Collaboration: This needs to be a carefully, individually tailored treatment plan. There needs to be close collaboration between the psychiatrist and the obstetrician. This is a complex matter - one that can not be adequately dealt with in an on-line forum. ...Read more
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more
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