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Is it safe to take depakene (valproic acid) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take depakene (valproic acid) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Can use while breastfeeding. If you are on this medication then you probably have a seizure disorder or bipolar disease. There is a risk of congenital defects but some women need to stay on this type of medication or else their original problem may worsen which would also be detrimental to the baby. You should start taking 1 gram of Folic Acid a day before you get pregnant while on this. ...Read more

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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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Is nauzene safe for pregnant woman?

Is nauzene safe for pregnant woman?

Yes: Nausene is citric acid and sugar which is similar to hard candy like jolly rancher. It does have some artificial sweetener also which could be problematic if overdone. It is rated Cat C meaning that it has not been tested and found to be safe. ...Read more

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Is sex while pregnant safe?

Is sex while pregnant safe?

As long as you do: Not have any problems but u need to ask your OB as your OB knows your situation. ...Read more

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Ibprofen while pregnant safe?

Ibprofen while pregnant safe?

Not at 30 weeks.: Ibuprofen is fda pregnancy category d. It could harm your unborn child if taken during the last trimester. ...Read more

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Is lyrica safe to take pregnant?

Is lyrica safe to take pregnant?

Lyrica: It is category C. "Category C. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks." If you choose to stop it, do not do so abruptly, talk to your neurologist to get a tapering regimen of more than 1 wk ...Read more

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How safe is topamax (topiramate) during pregnancy?

How safe is topamax (topiramate) during pregnancy?

Cleft palate: There is increased risk of cleft lip and palate fda changed warning from category c to d. ...Read more

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How safe is keppra (levetiracetam) and lamotrigine during pregnancy?

How safe is keppra (levetiracetam) and lamotrigine during pregnancy?

Relatively safe: Keppra (levetiracetam) ; Lamictal are both pregnancy category c antiepileptic drugs (aeds). Lamictal nearly earned category b recommendation, considered the safest AED during pregnancy. Keppra (levetiracetam) has minimal side effects in people taking it, generally benefit outweighs risk. The harm of 1 breakthrough sz on fetus is usually greater than 9 months' exposure to any aed, but Keppra (levetiracetam) + Lamictal is safe ; effective. ...Read more

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Is paracetamol safe for pregnant women?

Is paracetamol safe for pregnant women?

Yes! Consult your MD: Paracetamol is another name for acetaminohen ( trade name *tylenol). It is can be used for minor aches, headaches and other minor pain during pregnancy. The manufacturers suggest it can be used for intermittent short durations. As always consult your md before taking any medication as she/he may have other suggestions. ...Read more

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Is Zofran (ondansetron) safe while pregnant?

Is  Zofran (ondansetron) safe while pregnant?

Zofran (ondansetron) in pregnancy: Zofran (ondansetron) may be used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy. It is listed in category b for pregnancy which means that animal studies have shown no risk to fetus but human studies didn't confirm or are not available. Fetal harm is possible but unlikely. ...Read more

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Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

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

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Travisil safe for pregnant women?

Not recommended: It is an herbal product unregulated by the fda so has no safety data in pregnancy so it is better not to take it. ...Read more

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Is Mederma safe while pregnant?

Mederma: Yes unless you are allergic to onion. In fact it has proven to be effective for stretch marks. ...Read more

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Is bilberry safe to take pregnant?

Is bilberry safe to take pregnant?

Safe side: Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy or breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of bilberry during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. ...Read more

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2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

You decide.: Rda (recommended daily allowance) for Folic Acid during pregnancy is at present 600 micrograms (mcg). However, an old U.S. Public service guideline gives a range of 400 mcg to 4, 000 mcg (4 mg). According to the old guideline 2 mg Folic Acid are safe during gestation. This information will assist your decision-making in this respect. ...Read more

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Hi is pantothen safe to take whilst pregnant?

No real data: There is no real solid data to support either decisions- use of not use. Sorry... I would stay on the safer side. ...Read more

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Is benefiber safe during pregnancy?

Is benefiber safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It can also help maintain regularity and help reduce hemorrhoids common in pregnancy as well since your bowell function will be more natural. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Tums (calcium carbonate) while pregnant 6 months pregnant

Is it safe to take Tums (calcium carbonate) while pregnant 6 months pregnant

Tums (calcium carbonate) : Tums (calcium carbonate) is a pregnancy category c medication which means that not enough research has been done to know how safe it is during pregnancy. The pros/cons of the medication need to be weighed for each individual situation. Call your doctor to discuss. They may be fine with you taking Tums (calcium carbonate) or may have other better suggestions if you are having problems with heartburn. ...Read more

Valproic Acid (Definition)

Valproic acid was the first product followed by valproex sodium (depakote, far less toxic). A drug approved by fda to treat migraine and/or epilepsy, and often used in psychiatry in addition. Very potent and valuable agent in view of broad spectrum benefits, but side effects and ...Read more


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Depakene (Definition)

Depakene is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more