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Prenatal Ad Medication
Yes: Some yes. You need to ask your pharmacist about possible interactions between your medications and your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?
Do these medications interact? Synthroid 100mcg, metformin (500*3 times a day), emoquette, prenatal
I have hypothyroidism n it is in controlled state. Can I plan for pregnancy now and while planning can I take prenatal gummy with thyroid medication.
It's OK: Hi. Yep, you can take prenatal gummies with your thyroid medication. If you get pregnant, you'll often have to increase your thyroid dose a little bit. ...Read more
Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?
That is safe: Constipation can be an issue during pregnancy. So the docusate is important to reduce the amount of strain or vasalva pressure you put on your entire system when you're constipated and trying to have a BM. So you are safe to keep constipation at bay by taking a stool softener (docusate). ...Read more
On 4/28 11 wks I went to my first prenatal visit. The ultrasound showed a fetus of 5/6 wks and a sack of 11 wks with no heart beat. On 5/1 I was given medication to help pass the fetus. On my check up 5/19 I had a positive test hcg level 142 and there wa
Question cut off!: Sorry, but there is a 150 character limit and your question cut off. Ask again, be brief but complete. Remember, we cannot see any other questions you may have posted on the subject, so all pertinent info must be in that question. You can add notes in the history about medical problems and meds, too, which may help us. ...Read more
I'm 30, mom of 15 mo. Was on prenatal during pregnancy. I don't take any vitamins or medications. Feel lack of energy. What vitamins should I take?
Prenatal: If you are breast feeding you should keep taking your prenatal vitamins, you are giving a lot of nourishment to your child. You should also get checked to make sure you aren't anemic, sometimes that can cause fatigue. You should for sure take omega fatty acids. If you are still breast feeding don't use fish oil, best bet is actually chia seeds, they are high in omegas, and also proteins. ...Read more
Would a combination of materna prenatal vitamins & palafer CF iron pills cause an elevated liver enzyme level of ALT 54? No alcohol use or medication.
Probably not: If you are pregnant there are other potential causes. Consult yr OB provider or pcp if not pregnant. ...Read more
Do doctors let you know if you test positive for any drugs during your routine prenatal appointments? Are they required to let you know they tested U?
Don't risk baby...: When you're pregnant, prenatal tests give you information about your health and your baby's. They help detect any problems that could affect him, like birth defects or genetic diseases. The results can help you make the best health care decisions before and after your child is born. Ask your doctor what tests are being ordered, but avoid illicit substances, alcohol, etc. Pls, esp. If pregnant. ...Read more
I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the night before my first prenatal apt. Drug tested and found that it was positive for valium?
Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzymes (for wife)? She doesn't drink or do any drugs, takes a prenatal; has grave's but not rx'd meds yet..
Too tired and sleepy all the time: (dear doc I have been having this problem for awhile now, like years to be honestand I think maybe its my medications that I have to take daily, I'm 46 yrs old ad a female and have several health issues, here they are: d
Both: Both your medical conditions, your psychiatric conditions and your medications could be contributing to your exhaustion. Dont' know when the last time your thyroid, carnitine and vitamin d levels were checked there are three common issues that can cause problems with fatigue. If these have not been checked it would be a good place to start. Having your diabetes well controlled is also very important. Ask your psychiatrist to assess you for atypical depression as it may respond well to a medication like wellbutrin (bupropion) if present. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a nasal infection 3 days ago and they gave me bactrim. I think I just have the flu ad my conditions haven't changed after being in the medication now and I'm not seeing any improvement. Should I go back and request regular antibioti
No: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a "regular antibiotic", called sulfamethoxazole. It's a pretty potent drug. As for your symptoms, most nasal congestion is caused by viral infections or allergies, not bacterial infections. Most infections take 10-14 days to pass, and if it's viral (like the flu) there is no antibiotic that will treat it. Your body simply has to fight off the infection on its own. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more