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Doctor insights on: Safety Of Taking Cascara Sagrada While Pregnant

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Can I take cascara sagrada while pregnant?

No: Avoid taking this during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you need something for constipation, you can drink more water and increase your fiber intake. Increase your activity level. Sit on the toilet twice a day, preferably one hour after eating to stimulate your bowels. If that doesn't work, docusate is recommended for constipation in pregnancy. It's over-the-counter. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Does cascara sagrada have any adverse affect on a fetus if taken during pregnancy?

Does cascara sagrada have any adverse affect on a fetus if taken during pregnancy?

Cascara sagrada: Probably unlikely to have an adverse effect but I strongly recommend you contact your Obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is there known side effects in taking cascara sagrada?

Is there known side effects in taking cascara sagrada?

Cramps/diarrhea: Severe abdominal cramps, electrolyte imbalance, bloody diarrhea or vomiting in large doses. ...Read more

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Cascara sagrada bark or miramax: which is better to take for a short period of time to get regular bm?

Cascara sagrada bark or miramax: which is better to take for a short period of time to get regular bm?

Quote from FDA: "This rule is effective November 5, 2002.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final rule stating that the stimulant laxative ingredients...cascara sagrada (including casanthranol, cascara fluid extract aromatic, cascara sagrada bark, cascara sagrada extract, and cascara sagrada fluidextract) in over-the-counter (OTC) drug products are not generally recognized as safe and effective." ...Read more

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Does cascara sagrada interfere with birth control?

Does cascara sagrada interfere with birth control?

Potentially: Anything like cascara that can change stomach absorption can potentially affect birth control efficacy ...Read more

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Birth control (ortho tri-cyclen lo) and cascara sagrada, which is a supplementof these have any dangerous side effects if I drink tomorrow night?

Birth control (ortho tri-cyclen lo) and cascara sagrada, which is a supplementof these have any dangerous side effects if I drink tomorrow night?

Diarrhea: Cascara sagrada is an herb that has laxative effects. Taking this with alcohol is likely to cause significant diarrhea. I don't think it will interfere with birth control pills unless you took it at the same time and your bowels flushed the pill through your system so fast that it couldn't get absorbed. Best not to take the cascara. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cascara allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cascara allergy?

Cascara allergy: Cascara is a laxative. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-773-cascara. Aspx? Activeingredientid=773& ...Read more

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Can I take cascara with metformin?

Can I take cascara with metformin?

Sure: If metformin doesn't upset your stomach, cascara can, but is useful for a very irritating cathartic. ...Read more

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I have constipated for 5+ yrs. Dr tell me IBS or eat more fiber. Eat plenty of fruits veg. I have been taking senna cascara for over a yr is ths bad?

I have constipated for 5+ yrs. Dr tell me IBS or eat more fiber. Eat plenty of fruits veg. I have been taking senna cascara for over a yr is ths bad?

The best: The best meds for constipation are cheap: proper diet and proper fluid intake. Eat a high fiber diet and you don't need fiber supplements. Drink 80 - 100 ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeniated fluids every day. You must break bad habits if you want any relief. There is no magic pill that can replace a helathy lifestyle! senna cascara ios not good long term and causes melanosis coli which stains. ...Read more

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What are safety tips for pregnancy of women?

What are safety tips for pregnancy of women?

There are many: I have attached a good link that lists 10 tips for a health and Safe pregnancy.
http://www. Parents. Com/pregnancy/my-body/nutrition/healthy-pregnancy-tips/ ...Read more

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Hi I want to marry soon and I don't want to be pregnant so what's the safety contraception?

Use two methods: Since no contraceptive method is 100% effective, you should two methods to prevent unwanted pregnancy. A good combination is for you to be on birth control pills and make sure to take the pills regularly. Your partner should use condoms, all the time, every time.
Get HPV vaccine
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I'm getting a recumbent exercise bike today for safe, no impact exercise at 6mos pregnant. Is there a max of ride time I should limit to for safety?

I'm getting a recumbent exercise bike today for safe, no impact exercise at 6mos pregnant. Is there a max of ride time I should limit to for safety?

30 to 45 minutes: The maximum recommended time for
aerobic exercise is between 30 to 45 minutes of exercise three to 4 times a week. Also,
try to keep your maximum heart rate below
135 to 140 beats per minute. ...Read more

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Triazolam safety during pregnancy?

Triazolam safety during pregnancy?

Be careful: Benzodiazepines require special precaution if used in the elderly, during pregnancy, in children, alcohol or drug-dependent individuals and individuals with comorbid psychiatric disorders. Triazolam belongs to the pregnancy category x of the fda. This means that it is known to have the potential to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I can take while pregnant and visiting a spa?

What are some safety precautions I can take while pregnant and visiting a spa?

Avoid high heat: Pregnant women should avoid high (over 100 degrees) heat, thus no saunas, or jacuzi's are recommended. Additionally, preclean any equipment you use with an alcohol wipe or hydrogen peroxide before touching them.
Do not soak any fingers or toes in chemicals, and certainly don't if the bowls have not been thoroughly cleaned before you use them. ...Read more

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Rebounding during pregnancy? It has a safety bar to hold. Its a very nice rebounder. Very smooth not jarring. I want a 2nd option. Healthy normal pregn

Rebounding during pregnancy? It has a safety bar to hold. Its a very nice rebounder. Very smooth not jarring. I want a 2nd option. Healthy normal pregn

Pregnancy & exercise:

High impact or sports that could involve trauma to the abdomen should be avoided. Rebounding is not advised during pregnancy for two reasons. First, the bouncing will cause trauma to the pelvic ligaments and pelvic floor possibly causing uterine prolapse in the future. Second, it is possible the bouncing could cause separation of the placenta from the uterus -which could kill the baby. ...Read more

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Need some safety tips after periods to avoid pregnancy?

Need some safety tips after periods to avoid pregnancy?

Simple: Abstain from sex or use protection 100% of the time when sexually active. ...Read more

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Can you have sex eveb if your wife is pregnant? What are the safety precautions if yes.

Usually yes!: There should be no problem having sex. Later on, there are certain medical conditions later in pregnancy that may cause your doctor to recommend you avoid intercourse (placenta previa, preterm labor, etc) but for most pregnancies it is safe to have sex for all 9 months. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply makeup in pregnancy? I use top end Mac cosmetics? Worried about baby’s safety. 28wks pregnant

Is it safe to apply makeup in pregnancy? I use top end Mac cosmetics? Worried about baby’s safety. 28wks pregnant

Basic rule: The creams or lotions you apply to your regular or facial skin do not have chemicals that enter your blood trough your skin barrier. To effect your developing baby a med or chemical must be absorbed trough that barrier or taken another way that enters your blood. ...Read more

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I am 24 n married, its been almost one month that I am not having periods. We havn't use safety during sex, n I don't want to be pregnant please suggest?

I am 24 n married, its been almost one month that I am not having periods. We havn't use safety during sex, n I don't want to be pregnant please suggest?

Time for preg test: Absence of menses is a reasonable indicator of pregnancy if you have always been regular & are active without birth control. It is time for a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My OB prescribed Diceglis for extreme morning sickness. I've read mixed reviews on safety. Is this okay to take? I'm 10 weeks pregnant.

My OB prescribed Diceglis for extreme morning sickness. I've read mixed reviews on safety. Is this okay to take? I'm 10 weeks pregnant.

Safe: There are no "mixed reviews" on the safety of Diclegis. In fact it is the only drug considered so safe as to be the only FDA approved nausea medication for use in pregnancy. There are mixed reviews about how well it works though. For some it is just not strong enough and other medications are needed. ...Read more

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Safety of citalopram in pregnancy currently on 10mg was on 20mg but want to conceive tried to come off properly but can't! end up being in dumps?

Safety of citalopram in pregnancy currently on 10mg was on 20mg but want to conceive tried to come off properly but can't! end up being in dumps?

Risk vs. Benefits: Citalopram is fda pregnancy category c drug. Prospective comparative study show citalopram use during embryogenesis is not associated w/apparent major teratogenic risk in humans. However, citalopram should be given in pregnancy and particularly in 3rd trimester, only if potential benefits outweigh risks.

http://www. Depressionforums. Org/forums/topic/3138-celexa-use-in-pregnancy-relatively-safe/. ...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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I ended my period janurary 29th and started bleeding again yesterday feburary 6th could I be pregnant? Yes I've been sexually active for over a month no protection or safety methods at all

I ended my period janurary 29th and started bleeding again yesterday feburary 6th could I be pregnant? Yes I've been sexually active for over a month no protection or safety methods at all

Whenever: Whenever you start bleeding early after a period there is a chance that you are just having an abnormal cycle due to hormonal changes, stress/anxiety, weight fluctuations etc. On the other hand, there is a chance that you could be pregnant, however bleeding is a worrisome sign, especially if it is heavy. I recommend you take a pregnancy test. If it is positive see your doctor right away. If it is negative and you have a normal five day period you can assume you are not. If you feel very strongly that you are pregnant, then visit your doctor for appropriate blood testing.
Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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