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Prevacid During Pregnancy
Is it safe to take prevacid (lansoprazole) in early pregnancy? Just over 4 weeks pregnant, have been on prescription prevacid (lansoprazole) for years for extreme reflux.
PPIs: You are on a ppi (proton pump inhibitor). What i usually do in my patients in the first trimester is try them on either Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine) (generic versions usually) and if not sufficient, i eventually add back either their Prevacid or Omeprazole (prilosec), but i prefer to add it back around 14 weeks. ...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
Hi..I've been very bad acid reflux..constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm..tums does not seem to be helping..is Prevacid advisable? And have i made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than
DietEevateHeadOfBed&: You can do following Do not drink or smoke Raise the head of you bed by 6 to8 inches Prevacid or Prilosec is safet take but ask your OB Doctor if it is ok Besides that avoid cirus fruits,mint,tomatoes,big fatty meals and eat at night at least 3 hours before going to bed, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm using dicyclomine and lansoprazole, which both categoried in b class in pregnancy. Do I have to stop using them if i'm trying to concieve?
No: Category b meds include those where no known problems with fetal development are seen in animal studies or existing human studies.They are considered safe for your situation. ...Read more
Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more
Prospan is a dried: Ivy leaf extract in syrup form that is used to treat bronchial inflammation ; cough. It is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” don't recommend use. ...Read more
Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more
Obstetrics: I am not sure what you are asking. In the U.S. The moment one knows they are pregnant they go to see an obstetrician who runs all kinds of tests, gives literature to read and a schedule on how often and when they should be monitored. I am not sure of the culture there in india. ...Read more
Illegal opiates: There are a lot of things to NOT do during pregnancy, but I want to focus on the overuse of opiates by pregnant women and the impact on their unborn children who go through drug "withdrawal". There are several studies about the rising use of these drugs by pregnant women recently and it is a bad testimony to our profession (healthcare) to convey this message to the general public. ...Read more