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Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

No: Pregnant women should not take senna tea because it can cause premature contractions and miscarrage. Lactating mothers should also avoid it to prevent it from causing a laxative effect in the baby's digestive system. Look up other effects of senna tea before you make it part of your diet at any time. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Yes: But any meds you may want to take , you should ask your OB as your OB may want you to use something else. ...Read more

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Is senokot (senna) safe for pregnancy? If not what are my alternatives?

Is senokot (senna) safe for pregnancy? If not what are my alternatives?

OK but not frequent: Senekot used occasionally is safe - if used frequently it can damage the bowel. It is recommended to increase fiber and fluids in your diet, use stoll softeners (ducosate sodium) and take a gentle laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) when needed. As dr. Shim indicated mom is safe and effective as well. ...Read more

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Im 16wks pregnant. I just want to know if senna tea is safe for my pregnancy.

Im 16wks pregnant. I just want to know if senna tea is safe for my pregnancy.

Senna tea: Senna has a laxative effect that can also possibly stimulate uterine contractions. For that reason, it's not recommended to be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 9 weeks pregnant. I took senna tea to releave my constipation. Is this bad for my pregnancy?

Try stool softener: Senna can act as an intestinal stimulant and prolonged use may make your gut dependent on it. Try stool softener a and/or fiber supplements. They are safer and non-addictive. ...Read more

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Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more

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Is prospan safe during pregnancy?

Is prospan safe during pregnancy?

Prospan is a dried: Ivy leaf extract in syrup form that is used to treat bronchial inflammation ; cough. It is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” don't recommend use. ...Read more

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Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more

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Is seaweed okay during pregnancy?

Is seaweed okay during pregnancy?

Recommendation : In recent years due to pollution of see products, my advice to use it just not often: may be twice a month. Nobody knows how much Mercury in it. ...Read more

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Is Ampiclox good during pregnancy?

Is Ampiclox good during pregnancy?

Not available in USA: This drug is not available in the us that i can find. However both ingredients have a pregnancy class b rating indicating no birth defects have been noted. ...Read more

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Senokot (Definition)

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Senna (Definition)

Senna is a laxative which is a ...Read more