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Doctor insights on: Safe Medications Containing Codeine Pregnant

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Is it safe to take medications containing codeine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medications containing codeine while pregnant?

Safe in pregnancy ?: This medication is considered relatively safe in pregnancy (category c). This level means some animal studies suggest fetal risk but no human studies have to date. Avoidance in late pregnancy is advised as the child born after exposure may have respiratory depression ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Can I take medications containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Can I take medications containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Yes: Phenylephrine is commonly found in over-the-counter cold and allergy medications. It is classified as pregnancy class c-animal studies show adverse fetal effects or there are no adequate studies to determine its safety. It should not be taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is Excedrin safe while pregnant? Acetaminophen, aspirin, caffeine combo pill. 

Is Excedrin safe while pregnant? Acetaminophen, aspirin, caffeine combo pill. 

No: While Acetaminophen is safe, Aspirin is linked to an increased rate of miscarriages if used in the first trimester and to a premature closure of the ductus arteriosus (a baby vessel in the fetus) if used in the third trimester. Caffeine must be limited during the pregnancy as well due to potential adverse effects on the fetus. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be tried for pain related complaints. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications containing alcohol while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medications containing alcohol while pregnant?

Yes: Usually the medications that contain alcohol are cough suppressants and such. When used as recommended and for short duration it is ok. ...Read more

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Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?

Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?

Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion.aspx?activeingredientid=706& ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cough remedies containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take cough remedies containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Yes: You need to take only the recommended dose. Do not take any over the counter remedies that contain Aspirin or Ibuprofen or medications like them while pregnant. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can pregnant women take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) tablets or syrup?

Help plz! Can pregnant women take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) tablets or syrup?

Unsafe: Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is an opioid agonist and a controlled substance. It should not be taken during the pregnancy period, unless in the judgment of your physician the potential benefits bigger than the possible risk. Talk to your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications that contain alcohol during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medications that contain alcohol during pregnancy?

No: Alcohol is not safe in pregnancy and can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. There is no known safe amount of alcohol in pregnancy. So once you know you are pregnant, you should stop all of it. This includes even the small amounts that are in some medicines. ...Read more

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Can i take multivitamins that contain pyridoxine hydrochloride while pregnant?

Can i take multivitamins that contain pyridoxine hydrochloride while pregnant?

Sure.: The main ingredient of prenatal vitamins is 800 mcg of folic acid or vitamin B9. Pyridoxine may also be included but is not essential for the fetal development if your diet is balanced. The important parameter is not to consume too much vitamin A. ...Read more

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Is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and codeine safe hwen taken together?

Is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and codeine safe hwen taken together?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Codeine: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Codeine can be taken safely together under physician supervision. In fact, tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 and tylenol (acetaminophen) #4 combine tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine. To understand the risks and benefits of these medications, please discuss it with your doctors. ...Read more

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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

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What happens if you take expired fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w/ codeine?

What happens if you take expired fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w/ codeine?

Not recommended: You should never use expired medicine. As it gets old, the chemicals can break down and produce undesired effects or the medication is no longer effective. ...Read more

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Is tylenol3 with codeine safe during second trimester pregnancy if taken as prescribed?

Is tylenol3 with codeine safe during second trimester pregnancy if taken as prescribed?

Yes if : If this medication was given to you by a doctor with approval of your obgyn in order to treat a specific problem related to pain then it is ok for use. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen safe with allergy pills?

Providing your not: Taking other med with acetaminophen, no tyleniol or percocet- new warnings lately about over use of the otc drug ; bodily harm with overdosage. ...Read more