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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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Dr. James Chapman
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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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Can I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) while breastfeeding?

Can I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Studies show babies receive 1/2% of the mothers dose which is unlikely to produce significant levels in an infant. The CDC has recommended its use in breastfeeding mothers. See "medications and mothers milk";hale, 2010. ...Read more

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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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Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is antiviral flu medication safe during pregnancy?

Is antiviral flu medication safe during pregnancy?

In most cases, the benefits of antiviral flu (influenza) medication during pregnancy outweigh the risks: During pregnancy, the flu poses a serious threat to your health and your baby's health. Pregnancy increases your risk of developing serious complications of the flu, such as pneumonia. In turn, flu complications increase the risk of premature birth and other pregnancy problems. Although it's important to be cautious with any medication during pregnancy, research supports the safety of prescription antiviral medication — such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza) — to treat flu during pregnancy. If you're pregnant and have signs or symptoms of the flu, contact your health care provider right away. He or she will help you decide if an antiviral medication is right for you. If your health care provider prescribes an antiviral medication, remember that the medication is most effective when taken within 48 hours of the first signs or symptoms — although benefits are still possible if the medication is taken later. If you have a fever, your health care provider might recommend taking acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) as well. Some studies have shown an increased risk of neural tube defects — serious abnormalities of the brain or spinal cord — in the babies of women who experience high fevers during the first four to six weeks of pregnancy. Remember, a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your baby from the dangers of the flu during pregnancy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a flu shot for anyone who's pregnant during flu season unless you've had a severe reaction to a previous flu vaccination. When you get your flu shot, be sure to request the flu shot and not the nasal spray vaccine. The flu shot is made from an inactivated virus, so it's safe for both mother and baby during any stage of pregnancy. The nasal spray vaccine is made from a live virus, which makes it less appropriate during pregnancy or while you're trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Cloxacilin antibiotics safe in pregnant women?

Cloxacilin antibiotics safe in pregnant women?

Cloxacillin: Cloxacillin is fda pregnancy category b. There are no reports of problems but also no controlled studies w cloxacillin. Benefit should outweigh risk. Discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't advise it: There is no way to reassure you that elderberry is safe during pregnancy, so it's best not to use it. ...Read more

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Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant?during pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding?why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant?during pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding?why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Death or disability: We lost 2 pregnant moms during the 2009 flu outbreak in my medium sized town. Flu is potentially deadly during pregnancy and the inactivated flu injection can help you avoid it. ...Read more

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Is theraflu safe to take while pregnant?

Is theraflu safe to take while pregnant?

Yes unless high BP: Theraflu and other similar cold medicines are safe in pregnancy. Avoid sudafed or the products that contain Pseudoephedrine if you have high blood pressure. Use the sugar free versions if you have gestational diabetes. ...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 rabies vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take rabies vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: The disease or risk of disease is usually fatal. No problems have been found with administering the vaccine to pregnant or breast feeding women. ...Read more

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Is accolate (zafirlukast) safe to take while pregnant and breastfeeding?

Pregnancy category B: Zafirlukast (accolate) has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Zafirlukast is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Zafirlukast is excreted into human milk. ...Read more

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Is emend safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is emend safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Likely so, as it is related to Zofran (ondansetron) which is considered largely safe. I've never heard of a pregnant woman using emend, however. It is a long acting 5ht3 antagonist typically used for prevention of nausea in women undergoing chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is Milk Thistle safe to take during pregnancy?

Is Milk Thistle safe to take during pregnancy?

Not recommended: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/milk-thistle University of Maryland Medical Center (USA) advises pregnant and breast feeding women against ingesting milk thistle. ...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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Is ampicillin safe to take while pregnant?

Yes: Penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics are generally considered safe to take while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is waltussin CF safe for pregnant women?

Is waltussin CF safe for pregnant women?

Category C Meds: The components of this combination have been studied separately. They are rated b or c category which indicated there is no existing data showing any harm to baby during pregnancy. ...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. Ana Adelstein
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Tamiflu (Definition)

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