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Which anti-anxiety medications are safe for use during pregnancy?

Which anti-anxiety medications are safe for use during pregnancy?

None: There are really no anti-anxiety medications which have been proven to be safe in pregnancy. It is best to avoid any and all medications while pregnant. I am sure your obstetrician would agree. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Drug of choice for pain in rheumatoid arthritis during breast feeding?

Drug of choice for pain in rheumatoid arthritis during breast feeding?

Breastfeeding in RA: Acetaminophen is regarded the safest medication. Ibuprofen may be used but should be taken just after breastfeeding so that the lowest amount of the medication is excreted into breast milk. ...Read more

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Is Mybulin safe to take for headaches during pregnancy? Also, epitec seems to be a safe drug for pregnant bipolar sufferers. Doctors are divided.

Is Mybulin safe to take for headaches during pregnancy? Also, epitec seems to be a safe drug for pregnant bipolar sufferers. Doctors are divided.

Mybulin contains: 200 mg Ibuprofen, 350 mg paracetamol (acetaminophen), and 10 mg codeine for pain. It is best to avoid ibuprofen, especially in the last trimester. Prolonged use of opioids (codeine) during pregnancy can result in physical dependence in the newborn. It is best to review risks with your Obstetrician. Acetaminophen alone may be best choice. Best regards. ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Limited options : Nothing is 100% safe in pregnancy. Doctors usually recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle. Most will tell you to avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil). It's best to try to figure out the cause of the pain and see if there are other options (like heat for muscle soreness, etc.). ...Read more

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Which prescription medicine used for hypertension is safe to used during pregnancy?

Which prescription medicine used for hypertension is safe to used during pregnancy?

NIH: The national institutes of health recommends Methyldopa as the drug of choice for hypertension during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is metheotxate injection 1ml weekly safe for long term use in psoriatic arthritis?

Is metheotxate injection 1ml weekly safe for long term use in psoriatic arthritis?

Yes: Methotrexate is generally well tolerated even at your dose of 25 mg weekly. Your doctor will order prriodic lab tests to screen for any med toxicities. ...Read more

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What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

Talk to OB: Most medications for ic need to be stopped during pregnancy, however some are safe such as nonalkalized anesthesics for instillation, some of the antispasms drugs, and some supplements. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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Is there any safe medical treatment for heartburn during pregnancy?

Is there any safe medical treatment for heartburn during pregnancy?

Natural: More than 60 million americans experience acid reflux at least once a month. Acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), can produce a variety of symptoms. Heartburn. Also called acid indigestion, heartburn is a burning pain or discomfort that can move up from your stomach to the middle of your abdomen and chest. The pain can also move into your throat. Regurgitatio. ...Read more

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What medications are safe to take during pregnancy to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are safe to take during pregnancy to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Only safe category a is tylenol (acetaminophen) - the other medications you need to discuss with your rheumatologist and ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Which bipolar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Which bipolar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

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

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Given the recent findings about naproxen and cox 2 inhibitors, is ginger a safe alternative for pain? What are any heart risks?

Ginger: Ginger is effective for nausea - it has no beneficial or harmful effects on the heart and no activity in relieving pain. Here is what the National Institutes of Health has to say about ginger: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ginger To treat arthritis, short acting NSAIDs are a reasonable trade-off. Use ibuprofen in the smallest dose that helps you. What benefit is there of living to 100 but miserable? ...Read more

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Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it. ?

Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it. ?

No.: Betadine should be avoided in pregnancy because it can affect the maternal and fetal thyroid glands and cause complications from that. Do not use betadine pessaries in pregnancy! ...Read more

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Is azure, the antimalarial drug, a safe thing for g6pd patients?

Is azure, the antimalarial drug, a safe thing for g6pd patients?

Azure?: Many anti-malarial drugs can cause severe hemolysis for patients with g6pd. I have never heard (and just did some search for) a drug called azure to treat malaria. There are azure stains that are used to diagnose malaria, but these are not given to a patient. ...Read more

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What is the most preferred (safe and effective) prescription drug for treating migraines during pregnancy?

What is the most preferred (safe and effective) prescription drug for treating migraines during pregnancy?

Prescription?: If your question is which prescription medication for migraine is safest as opposed to which medication is safest then the answer is "none." All prescription medications typically used for migraines are categorized as either C, D, or X during pregnancy. If you would like to contact me for more information send me a message through www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Are all homeopathic drugs safe during pregnancy?

Are all homeopathic drugs safe during pregnancy?

blanket statement N: Unlike allopathic medications, most homeopathic remedies do not cause persistent side effects, do not have any molecular densities to contribute to toxicity for the baby or mother, but the dose, and the frequency of dosing, requires sound judgment. If it can act effectively, the possibility of adverse reaction must be possible.... With proper supervision, generally safer. ...Read more

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Is it safe for patients with rheumatoid arthritis exercise?

Is it safe for patients with rheumatoid arthritis exercise?

Yes and no: It is important for people with rheumatoid arthritis to exercise, but it's also very important that they use correct body mechanics so they don't injure themselves. It is a good idea to talk with your rheumatologist or a physical therapist about what exercises are best for you to do and what you should avoid. ...Read more

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What safe antitussive drug in pregnancy?

What safe antitussive drug in pregnancy?

Category C drugs: Both dextromethorphan & codine are anti-tussives that fall into category c. This is a pregnancy related scale listing meds form class a-x from very safe to dangerous/damaging. Category c includes meds that have no known negative effect on human fetal development from available studies but those studies are not extensive enough to move it to a safer category. Dm is in many otc products. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more