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Can pregnant women take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Can pregnant women take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

No: I believe it is pregnancy class X which means it would be contraindicated. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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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 it safe to take lescol (fluvastatin) while pregnant?

Is it safe to take lescol (fluvastatin) while pregnant?

Not safe: Lescol (fluvastatin) is a statin, and these are listed as pregnancy category x, reported to cause limb deformities , especially if taken during the first trimester. In rare cases, for patients with severe genetic lipid disorders ( hypertriglyceridemia of pregnancy) medications may be used late in pregnancy (third trimester) but in general , statins should be avoided , red rice yeast also! ...Read more

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Ginko nut safe for pregnancy?

Ginko nut safe for pregnancy?

There have been : Studies of ginko biloba in pregnancy with contradictory results. As a result it is recommended that ginko biloba not be used during pregnancy due to lack of clear cut info. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take onglyza (saxagliptin) while pregnant?

Is it safe to take onglyza (saxagliptin) while pregnant?

Category B: It is considered a category b, which means no risk or adverse fetal effects have been shown but no controlled human first trimester studies are available to confirm. There does not appear to be a risk in the second or third trimester. ...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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Is it safe to take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No when nursing: Because of a concern with disruption of infant lipid metabolism, any cholesterol-lowering drugs are best not used during breastfeeding. An alternate drug is preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. ...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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Buttermilk safe when pregnant?

Buttermilk safe when pregnant?

Infection: Anything that could potentially harbor germs should be avoided in pregnancy, whether that is raw meat or milk products that have not been pasteurized. If you are craving for buttermilk, make sure it has been pasteurized. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Zetia (ezetimibe) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Zetia (ezetimibe) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: According to lactmed, a free, accurate database about medications and breastfeeding, Zetia (ezetimibe) is not recommended during breastfeeding because of concerns about disrupting the baby's lipid metabolism. An alternate drug is preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Can pregnant women use Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Mevacor (lovastatin): FDA Pregnancy Category X (Should not be used during pregnancy) ...Read more

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Is lisinopril safe in pregnancy?

Is lisinopril safe in pregnancy?

No: Use of Lisinopril is contraindicated during pregnancy. Animal and human data have revealed evidence of embryolethality and teratogenicity associated with angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors. When pregnancy is detected, ace inhibitors should be discontinued as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is crestor (rosuvastatin) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is crestor (rosuvastatin) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Acoording to the physician desk reference(pdr), the use of Crestor (rosuvastatin) is not recommended for pregnancy or nursing mothers. ...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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Is it safe to take ranexa (ranolazine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Hasn't been studied : Hasn't been studied well, depends upon the relative risks to you vs the fetus. Best to discuss w/both your cardiologist and your OB before becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take amlodipine besylate/benazepril hydrochloride while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take amlodipine besylate/benazepril hydrochloride while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not enough info: According to lactmed, a great source for accurate information on compatibility of medications during breastfeeding, so little information is known about the effects during breastfeeding, that you might consider another medication, like nifedipine. ...Read more

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Is procardia (nifedipine) xl 30mg safe to take starting 6 weeks pregnant?

Is procardia (nifedipine) xl 30mg safe to take starting 6 weeks pregnant?

Ask: better ask your Obstetrician. Seriously. Ask your OB. He/she won't lead you astray. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Ritter
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Atorvastatin (Definition)

Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin). . Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more


Lipitor (Definition)

Atorvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more