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Doctor insights on: Taking Methylprednisolone During Pregnancy

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Dr. Marc Lorber
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Methylprednisolone (Definition)

Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol (methylprednisolone) is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol (methylprednisolone) like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, ...Read more


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I took methylprednisolone for 5days (my ear was blocked by the plane pressure) aftr 2wks fr medication my pregnancy test now is positive and 3-4 weeks. Would it be harmful? I had preg test bfore I start the medication but it was negative

I took methylprednisolone for 5days (my ear was blocked by the plane pressure) aftr 2wks fr medication my pregnancy test now is positive and 3-4 weeks. Would it be harmful? I had preg test bfore I start the medication but it was negative

PROBABELY NO HARM: Methylprednisone has never been assigned pregnancy category by the FDA
Some animal studies have shown some data with these kind of drugs in first trimester causing fetal harm but no human studies have been done
You took a very short course for 5 days and when you started the drug Preg test was negative
Discuss your concern with your Ob Doctor ...Read more

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Was put on medrol and zpack, but also take hiv med tivicay, truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezcobix is all this medicine safe at 5 weeks pregnancy?

Was put on medrol and zpack, but also take hiv med tivicay, truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezcobix is all this medicine safe at 5 weeks pregnancy?

Multiple medications: During pregnancy are prescribed with caution, especially in your case, weighing safety for the mother and the unborn child. Confer with your doctor, and always exercise caution with multiple medications, wish you an uneventful pregnancy and a healthy baby, ...Read more

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What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more

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How effective is Urizone during pregnancy?

How effective is Urizone during pregnancy?

Good medication: For most Bladder infections it would work well, provided it is uncomplicated. It is safe in pregancy. It is a script medication, and should be used under a doctor's instruction only. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice.
http://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Looks like it: Maracuya is another name for passionfruit. It's a healthy diet choice, very sweet with a high water content, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Its many varieties are eaten widely in many cultures around the world. Enjoy. ...Read more

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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Medrol (Definition)

Medrol is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more