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Niaspan And Pregnancy
Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?
Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...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
Contraindicated: Not safe in pregnancy. Safety category changed from b probably safe to x contraindicated. You should not try to lose weight while pregnant. Make sure to eat a well balanced diet and continue to exercise to make sure your baby is healthy. Avoid all medications unless you speak to your obstetrician first. Take care! ...Read more
Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more
Are you supposed to take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) along with red yeast rice to lower cholesterol?
I am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?
My wife is week 4 pregancy and doctor prescribed miprogen and folvite (folic acid). So these are helpful for our baby?
Normal : Folvite is simply folic acid. All pregnant women are given this. Miprogen is a form of Progesterone supplementation. Many doctors prescribe this for a variety fo reasons. It is a common treatment. If you do not know why you were given this then please ask your doctor for clarification. ...Read more
Should women take DHA capsule during pregnancy? if so, when to start? What's the best ratio of DHA:EPA? And what's doses recommended for pregnancy?
DHA in pregnancy: Research indicates that the two most beneficial Omega-3s are EPA and DHA Although EPA and DHA naturally occur together and work together in the body, studies show that each fatty acid has unique benifits EPA supports the heart and immune system, DHA supports the brain,eyes, and central nervous system which is why it is uniquely important for pregnant and lactating women 300 mg DHA daily ...Read more
Why?: You are 38 and pregnant. It is unlikely that you have heart disease. There is no data for Aspirin for primary prevention (before you have heart disease) only for secondary prevention (after your first heart attack or stent). There is less data for fish oil. I would avoid taking anything shaped like a pill during pregnancy beyond a prenatal vitamin without a compelling reason. ...Read more
Starting my 3rd trimester, very low risk pregnancy. Curious about taking 500mg Niacin orally. Use Vitamin D3 and B12 for mild depression.
Category C drug: You a bodybuilder? LOL The "skinny" on this is that niacin is a vasodilator which is why bodybuilders love it (just ask Arnold). It ain't half bad lowering cholesterol as well. But it's labeled a Cat. C risk during pregnancy. That means harm to baby CANNOT BE RULED OUT, Probably safe up to about 18mg daily but best advice is to check with your doctor. Wanna chat? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
There are a few: Simcor (simvastatin and niacin) is made up of two meds; Simvastatin which mostly lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, and Niacin which lowers LDL and triglycerides and raises HDL (good) cholesterol. The most likely side effects of Simvastatin are an inflammed liver and muscle aches, and with Niacin an inflammed liver as well as a flushing of the face which can be toned down by taking Aspirin 1/2 hour before it. ...Read more
Big risks: Clonazepam has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. An increased risk of congenital malformations in humans has been associated with use of all known anticonvulsant agents in the treatment of women with epilepsy. However, epilepsy itself may be associated with an increased risk of congenital malformations. Additionally, use of other benzodiazepines is associated with an increased risk in congenital malformation ...Read more
Can I take duphaston if I am on cardiomagnyl and folic acid? Are these medications safe during first weeks of pregnancy?
Talk tour OB: First Trimeterr is critical in organ formation. Therefore do not take anything without consulting your OB. ...Read more
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
Stop; read my commen: Pregnancy , we all agree, is part of the develop process. Its drives are powerful. Your child is literally installing the basic structure of who this person will become. So keep all meds to a reasonable ! level. Both meds affect your brain, though Klonopin (clonazepam) is safer in both areas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can u take Alli and hCG drops together then take a multivitamin at bedtime. Of course i plan to diet and exercise. Im pretty much obese?
Yes: Sure you can. It is not clear that HCG is absorbed and functional when taken orally. Probably not. Alli does work and does so by blocking fat absorption. Be careful of your fat intake because it can cause abdomnial cramps, etc. That said you will absorb most of the vitamins except the fat soluble ones. Vitamins a, d, e and k should be taken at another time so you can absorb them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer