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Is it safe to take pancreatic enzymes while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pancreatic enzymes while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Pancreatic enzymes are natural chemicals that help break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, and are available in prescription and non-prescription forms. Since the non-prescription forms are usually purchased "otc, " they are not regulated by the fda and quality can vary among manufacturers. All in all, however, they are considered safe in pregnancy and nursing. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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 papaya enzyme safe to administer to pregnant women?

Is papaya enzyme safe to administer to pregnant women?

Yes but why: There is no danger associated with eating fruit or taking a fruit supplement. Why take it though? There is no scientific evidence that this would be helpful or productive. Generally avoid supplements other than a prenatal vitamin during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is a safe pancreas enzyme level?

What is a safe pancreas enzyme level?

Pancreas enzyme?: You'd need to specify which pancreatic enzyme you're asking about, as there are many. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take over-the-counter pancreatic enzyme supplements?

Is it safe to take over-the-counter pancreatic enzyme supplements?

Be aware: Do not take any medication unless there is a valid need or reason. Always follow the doctor's or manufacturer's directions. ...Read more

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Is lactose free milk (with lactase enzyme) safe to drink in pregnancy?

Is lactose free milk (with lactase enzyme) safe to drink in pregnancy?

YesButWhyLactoseFree: No clear safety issue: lactose, a sugar (-ose means sugar), the principal sugar in mammalian milk, including human, & derived products. Food processing for extra cost is a big industry, but that does not mean necessary/safer/healthy. Some do not make as much lactase, a digestive enzyme for lactose, as adults; more common in people of asian heritage. However many other reasons some don’t like milk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pancreatic enzyme supplements and clonazepam?

Listen to your body: Pancreatic enzymes are generally safe and since Clonazepam is an oral medication it is not degraded by normal levels of pancreatic enzymes. If one has not taken either enzymes or clonazepam, it is always wise to start one at a time and observe how one's body responds. If one notices a beneficial response one can trust that the combination is safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take papaya enzyme supplements during pregnancy? (for heartburn)

Is it safe to take papaya enzyme supplements during pregnancy? (for heartburn)

Controversial: Since it hasn't been tested in a controlled study, medical community recommends against it. Green papaya reportedly can cause pre-term labor. As an enzyme (i.e. Protein) it may not survive stomach acid. However, there are many anecdotal reports of its benefit for heartburn. Others claim milk worked best for them. Advise low-fat/skim milk since fat stimulates acid secretion. ...Read more

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Is central market brand digestive enzymes safe during pregnancy?

Is central market brand digestive enzymes safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Otherwise they would have a warning label. But why would you want to waste your money on digestive enzymes? Plain joghurt or kefir or ayran do a similar job. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more