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Is it safe to take oseltamivir while pregnant or nursing?

Is it safe to take oseltamivir while pregnant or nursing?

Yes and no: If a pregnant woman is infected by influenza virus, it's ok to take tamiflu (oseltamivir). However, if she is nursing, it's recommended to continue the treatment but express the breast milk and bottle feed with formula temporary. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 ginseng safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers

Is ginseng safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers

No: There are many types of ginseng -- asian, chinese, siberian, american, etc. But a few types of asian/eastern ginseng have been shown to cause birth defects in animal pregnancies. So...Very high risk for very low reward. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take exelon (rivastigmine) while pregnant or nursing?

Is it safe to take exelon (rivastigmine) while pregnant or nursing?

For Dementia: It would be unusual to prescribe Exelon (rivastigmine) for a p[regnant woman, as it is generally used for dementia, which would rarely afflict a woman of child bearing age. However, familial alzheimers disease can rarely afflict people as young as in the forties, so pregnancy may still occur. I would not recommend Exelon in a pregnant woman. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers to take manganese?

Is it safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers to take manganese?

Yes: Manganese as a supplement is safe. Taking an additional manganese supplement is not usually needed for pregnant or breastfeeding women. ...Read more

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Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).

Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).

Yes: Fluconazole (the active ingredient in canesoral) is acceptable in nursing, because the amount excreted in breast milk is less than the neonatal Fluconazole dosage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take herbal sleep aids while pregnant or nursing?

Is it safe to take herbal sleep aids while pregnant or nursing?

Unknown: Because the fda does not monitor herbal supplements it really is not a good idea to take these treatments. Better to get less rest and nap when the baby naps than take something that could harm you or the baby. ...Read more

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My job is a nursing assistant and I am 11 weeks pregnant i was wondering is it safe to work as a cna while pregnant? There's a lot of lifting involved

My job is a nursing assistant and I am 11 weeks pregnant i was wondering is it safe to work as a cna while pregnant? There's a lot of lifting involved

Ask your OB MD: Since I am not aware of all your job functions you need to talk to your OB md and enumerate all of them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tamiflu (oseltamivir) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take tamiflu (oseltamivir) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Influenza in pregnancy can cause more severe illnesses ( this was esp. Seen with h1n1/swine flu). Because of this tamiflu (oseltamivir) is recommended for treatment or prevention of suspected influenza in pregnancy. There are not clinical studies available for safety but the CDC does recommend it to decrease the risk of a pregnant woman becoming very ill. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant and my doctor said Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is safe to take?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and my doctor said Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is safe to take?

Relatively safe: As a category C drug, this med has not been shown to cause problems with a human fetus, but not enough data is available to consider it as safe a med like Tylenol (acetaminophen). It is one of the most common designations for meds taken safely during pregnancy.However, flu in a pregnant woman can cause maternal death and or fetal loss. We had two such losses during the flu epidemic of 2009 in my town. ...Read more

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How will pregnancy and nursing affect and be affected by myositis?

How will pregnancy and nursing affect and be affected by myositis?

Depends: Mostly on the activity of your disease and medications being taken. Have a frank discussion with your physician. ...Read more

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My baby is 8 months old. I gained 30 pounds during pregnancy. I lost around 10 pounds by nursing, still i looks like 6 months pregnant. Plz advise?

My baby is 8 months old. I gained  30 pounds during pregnancy. I lost around 10 pounds  by nursing, still i looks like 6 months pregnant. Plz  advise?

Pregnancy Weight Gai: 30 pounds of weight gain can take a while to lose, and many women don't return to pre natal weights after a pregnancy. You should follow a prudent diet and exercise program, gradually ramping up your activity after you're through with breast feeding. This article provides some helpful answers==>http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/features/expert-qa-losing-baby-weight. It may take upwards of a year to lose. ...Read more

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Can pregnant or nursing women eat pork?

Can pregnant or nursing women eat pork?

Absolutely: Pork is fine but it must be cooked through and through. No medium/undercooked pork or any meat for that matter, during pregnancy or nursing. But bring on that BLT with the crispy bacon and vine-ripened tomatoes - yum! internal meat temperature should be a minimum of 165 degrees. Is worthwhile to invest in meat thermometer during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can i takr lysine while pregnant or when nursing?

Can i takr lysine while pregnant or when nursing?

Probably okay: Lysine is an essential Amino Acid that is required in your diet. The recommended daily allowances are increased during pregnancy and breast-feeding. It crosses the placenta and is found in breast milk. It is sometimes taken to prevent recurrent herpes infections. Talk with you doctor about the dose that can be taken during pregnancy. Essentially, though, it is safe to take in normal doses. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy during nursing?

What are the chances of pregnancy during  nursing?

It happens : While ovulation can be delayed by exclusively breast feeding, it is possible to conceive, especially if the mom is not feeding round the clock, but supplements occasionally. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Graitcer
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Oseltamivir (Definition)

The brand name is tamiflu (oseltamivir). It is a prodrug, which means it is inactive until metabolized by a person's body into the active form. It blocks neuraminidase, an enzyme in influenza virus; by doing this, it prevents the flu virus from detaching from the host cell and slows the spread of the virus. It comes in a tablet form, as ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Tamiflu (Definition)

Tamiflu is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more