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Doctor insights on: Meftal Spas Side Effects During Pregnancy

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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My wife gets lot of stomach pain during menstrual periods. How to reduce this pain wthout tablets? Is meftal spas safe during pregnancy planning

My wife gets lot of stomach pain during menstrual periods. How to reduce this pain wthout tablets? Is meftal spas safe during pregnancy planning

Meftal Spas: Meftal Spas is a combination of Dicycloverine (antispasmotic), Mefenamic Acid (anti-inflammatory) & Simeticone (anti-flatulent) sold only in India. Mefenamic Acid is an NSAID that is considered Pregnancy Category C while Simeticone is available OTC. Check out http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy-categories.html. ...Read more

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I have positive urine pregnancy tests negative blood I've taken mefenamic acid can that cause false positives?

I have positive urine pregnancy tests negative blood I've taken mefenamic acid can that cause false positives?

Blood test more: Accurate. Please go with the results of the blood test and if you have any symptoms, consult your doctor. See this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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I have come off the contraceptive pill 2 weeks ago since then I feel nauseas sense smell is hightened negative pregnancy test cold this be sideffects?

I have come off the contraceptive pill 2 weeks ago since then I feel nauseas sense smell is hightened negative pregnancy test cold this be sideffects?

Possibly: Hormonal changes can make you nauseous and affect your senses. See your gynecologist but usually time will help unless you have hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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What is librium and what are its side effects during pregnancy?

What is librium and what are its side effects during pregnancy?

SEE BELOW: Librium is a sedative of the benzodiazepine class. It is habit-forming but usually not prone to abuse. It is considered unsafe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am concerned I was exposed to lead during my pregnancy. Will my baby be affected? What are the possible side effects?

I am concerned I was exposed to lead during my pregnancy. Will my baby be affected? What are the possible side effects?

Depends on exposure: Lead has the capacity to harm us when it accumulates body. It can slow brain development & at toxic levels can cause seizures. Simple blood tests can tell the level of your exposure and if your infant was exposed as well. Treatment is available if needed. Since lead was removed from most products decades ago, we seldom see problem levels in kids. Its likely your exposure will not be a problem. ...Read more

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Why is it better to sleep on the left side instead of the right during pregnancy? And what are the effects of sleeping on the right side?

Why is it better to sleep on the left side instead of the right during pregnancy? And what are the effects of sleeping on the right side?

Either side okay: When you lay on your back during the second half of pregnancy, the uterus itself will impede blood flow back to your heart causing a drop in your blood pressure. You might notice that in this position you will feel dizzy and light-headed. A tilt to the right or the left is adequate to avoid this effect. ...Read more

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Side effects of labetalol during pregnancy?

Side effects of labetalol during pregnancy?

Variable: Labetalol is given a classification of c in pregnancy meaning that there no studies in humans or animals to evaluate fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit.
It however is used to tret difficult to control hypertension. Common side efects include dizziness, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, shortness of breath, headache. More serious reactions include slow heart rates, heart failure, liver toxicity ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

Limited Data: Both antibiotics have limited data available for any fetal effects during pregnancy. Invanz (ertapenem) is considered category b or safe based on animal studies with limited human experience. Vancomycin is considered category b/c for simlar reasons. There is no data reporting malformations. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

Limited Data: Both antibiotics have limited data available for any fetal effects during pregnancy. Invanz (ertapenem) is considered category b or safe based on animal studies with limited human experience. Vancomycin is considered category b/c for simlar reasons. There is no data reporting malformations. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) injections during pregnancy?

What are some side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) injections during pregnancy?

Vancomycin: Vancomycin capsules are FDA pregnancy category B & Vancomycin oral solution is FDA pregnancy category C. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to a rhogam injection during first pregnancy?

Are there any side effects to a rhogam injection during first pregnancy?

NotunlessURallergic.: Safe and very useful intervention — very rarely allergies can make it potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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Nasal spray used during pregnancy side effects?

Nasal spray used during pregnancy side effects?

Probably ok but: The only rx nasal spray considered category b pregnancy is rhinocort aqua. However, I have not read anything about any nasal spray causing fetal anomaly. Thus, you will have to take a chance given lack of data on the others. ...Read more

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Side effects of cholecalciferol6000iu during pregnancy?

Side effects of cholecalciferol6000iu during pregnancy?

None: It will help you and your baby absorb calcium. At that dose you should have periodic vitamin d levels performed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking fluoxetine while pregnant? Is it a bad idea to take it during pregnancy?

What are the side effects of taking fluoxetine while pregnant? Is it a bad idea to take it during pregnancy?

Use of Selective: Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's)_ (such as prozac) do carry risks when used in pregnancy. There is ^ risk for preterm deliveries, miscarriage, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn & newborn behavioral syndrome. When deciding whether to use ssri's, risk must be carefully weighed against benefit. This is a decision best made between you, the provider who prescribes your >. ...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

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). The Best person for further advice on this topic would be your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Gaviscon during prenancy? Does it have any side effects? Any other good ways or med to ease heartburn during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Gaviscon during prenancy? Does it have any side effects? Any other good ways or med to ease heartburn during pregnancy?

Liquid antacids safe: Liquid antacids are not systemic. They stay within the gut, and won't have any effect pregnancy.

One simple and fairly frequent side effect is loose stool, because the liquid antacid is not fully absorbed, and will create some watery effect on the stool.

Reduce heartburn during pregnancy by trying not to gain too much extra fat. The Best position during sleep, slight elevation head of the bed. ...Read more

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What is this a sign of? Pregnancy? Or something serious... I had my Depo-Provera shot about three months ago. I am due for my next shot but I am not going in to get another shot because I disliked the side effects (tired, eating alot, burns during sex, pa

What is this a sign of? Pregnancy? Or something serious... I had my Depo-Provera shot about three months ago. I am due for my next shot but I am not going in to get another shot because I disliked the side effects (tired, eating alot, burns during sex, pa

If : If you are on the Depo-Provera shot and you are not yet due for your next one, then you are still protected against pregnancy 99% of the time. It is more likely that you have a bladder infection or another more common problem. You should see your doctor for your symptoms. You may also want to discuss other birth control options besides the Depo-Provera shot since you did not like the side effects you experienced. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sharp right sided pain during 13th wk of pregnancy?

Sharp right sided pain during 13th wk of pregnancy?

'Round ligaments': Sharp pains in the 'sides of pelvis' in pregnancy may be due to 'stretching of the round ligaments' that hold up the uterus. You need to see your OB for confirmation and to check fetal heart beat, urine tests, etc... ...Read more

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Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more

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Headache(left side) during pregnancy, is pain killer advisable? Any other remedy?

Headache(left side) during pregnancy, is pain killer advisable? Any other remedy?

More Info Please: If you are early in pregnancy, you can try some tylenol (acetaminophen) for your headaches. You can also sleep it off. You may try some tiger Balm massage on your head and forehead. However, a headache later in pregnancy can be a sign of Pre Eclampsia. You should see your doctor and get your BP check done. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain occurs while touching lower right side abdomen, is it normal during pregnancy?

See a doctor ASAP: Sharp pain in right low abdomen during pregnancy is abnormal and can have multiple causes including acute appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, and urinary tract infection. Please see a doctor or go to ED and run some tests to rule out medical emergency. ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects to the baby when you take Zoloft (sertraline) 150mil during entire pregnancy?

What are some possible side effects to the baby when you take Zoloft (sertraline) 150mil during entire pregnancy?

Minimal: The side effects of ssris like zoloft on an infant exposed in utero are very rare and almost non-existent. Some infants have developed pulmonary hypertension but it is more common with Paxil and Effexor (venlafaxine) than zoloft, and even then it is very rare. Be aware that depression itself can also have a negative impact to the baby and that has to be weighed against the risk of the medication. ...Read more

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Right side pain during sex in pregnancy! Where is it coming from? Is that a sign that we are hurting the baby? I'm 28weeks pregnant

Right side pain during sex in pregnancy! Where is it coming from? Is that a sign that we are hurting the baby? I'm 28weeks pregnant

Rsided pain in pregn: May be positional just where the uterus is hitting on your anatomy. Or stretching ligaments or pushing on bladder, colon, appendix The baby is more protected because of the amniotic fluid is a cushion. But for any pains during pregnancy especially at this stage when there is viability call you OB this AM check for UTI, fetal position, appendix, gallbladder ...Read more

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Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Not so: Women are encouraged to sleep on their left side as pregnancy progresses as the vena cava (large blood vessel) can become flattened if lying on back (due to size of uterus). Sleeping on the left side can help to prevent this compression so that blood finds it's way to your uterus. This is true for diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women. Take care. ...Read more

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Bp usually on the high side-during pregnancy it drops as is normal. This pregnancy it dropping suddenly and a lot. To 95/54 and I feel dizzy. Too low?

Bp usually on the high side-during pregnancy it drops as is normal. This pregnancy it dropping suddenly and a lot. To 95/54 and I feel dizzy. Too low?

Please let your: Obstetrician know promptly. The fact that your BP drops on the low side and that you are symptomatic means that it is yes — too low. ...Read more

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Is it okay to sleep on my right side during my third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it okay to sleep on my right side during my third trimester of pregnancy?

Right side: Have you had any issues or issues with the baby? It is most often ok but Check with your Obgyn first to avoid blood flow issues to the baby. ...Read more

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