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Is it ok to take your medicines during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take your medicines during pregnancy?

Depends : It depends on what medicines you're taking. Discuss each medication with your doctor and find out if it should be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Where do you find out about using medicines during pregnancy?

Where do you find out about using medicines during pregnancy?

Web MD: There are several books available on the use of medicines in pregnancy & during breast feeding. Webmd has a section on their site regarding the use of medicines during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the effects to an unborn child if I have to take narcotine pain medicine during pregnancy?

What are the effects to an unborn child if I have to take narcotine pain medicine during pregnancy?

Narcotic pain meds: Narcotic pain medications can be addictive. Taking them during pregnancy may inadvertently cause fetal dependence on them as well. Short term use is generally not a problem. Long term use is more worrisome. Talk to your doctor regarding your usage. ...Read more

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What are the medicine categories during pregnancy and the meanings?

What are the medicine categories during pregnancy and the meanings?

FDA labeleling: Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/pregnancy-categories.Html for info re pregnancy categories a, b, c, d, x & n. Category a means good evidence of no harm. Category x means good evidence of harm. In between are variations of strength of evidence vs risk of harm. Discuss specific concerns w/your family doc, obstetrician and pharmacist. And category n means fda hasn't labeled drug yet. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink propan mist pot cit simplex medicine during 3 weeks pregnancy?

Is it possible for me to drink propan mist pot cit simplex medicine during 3 weeks pregnancy?

Potassium citrate: Propan mist. Pot. Cit. Simplex is potassium citrate and is marketed in south africa. Potassium citrate is fda pregnancy category c. There is no data from controlled studies in pregnant humans. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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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

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Which antipsychotic medicine is the safest during pregnancy?

Psychosis & pregnant: The choice may be between active psychosis vs ability to care for self & baby. So far recent studies have not shown teratogenic risk with high- or medium-potency antipsychotics, but have shown higher risk of congenital malformations after first trimester exposure to low-potency ones. When symptoms require, high to medium potency agents are safer than lower potency ones. ...Read more

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