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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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Could someone take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?

Could someone take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?

Yes: It is always a matter of risks and benefits. A woman with well controlled rheumatoid arthritis might consider trying holding etanercept during pregnancy and waiting to see if her arthritis flares or not. Someone with active arthritis might choose to continue etanercept rather than risk deteriorating. The pregnancy data are encouraging; this is a relatively safe RA drug in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can remicade (infliximab) be used during pregnancy?

Can remicade (infliximab) be used during pregnancy?

Probably Not: There is not much data supporting the safety of Remicade (infliximab) use during pregnancy. There are concerns about immunosupression and possibly congenital malformations of the baby. Fortunately some autoimmune diseases such as RA become less active during pregnancy and often do not require medications during pregnancy. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Imuran (azathioprine)?

Can pregnant women use Imuran (azathioprine)?

Absolutely not!: It is and severe feto-toxin and will cause you to miscarry! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?

Enbrel (etanercept): Enbrel (etanercept) is a category b medication. There are several reported normal pregnancy outcomes after Enbrel (etanercept) exposure. A pregnancy registry is currently collecting additional cases. Since Enbrel (etanercept) is prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy generally improves the symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis, it is reasonable to stop this medication once pregnant. ...Read more

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Is bentyl (dicyclomine) safe during pregnancy?

Is bentyl (dicyclomine) safe during pregnancy?

Avoid Class B drugs: Bentyl (dicyclomine) an anticholinergic prevents spasms in gut muscles and bladder by relaxing them. Fda classified Bentyl as type b drug, meaning effects of Bentyl on an unborn child has not been studied extensively. Bentyl should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed. Notify prescribing doc if you become pregnant. Bentyl does pass into breast milk. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take etanercept injections?

Can pregnant women take etanercept injections?

Possibly,talk to doc: Etanercept is a pregnancy safety class B which means that it appears safe in animal studies.(A is the safest which means there's data that it is safe in human pregnant females).It is in a safer category than predinsone and NSAIDS (both categ C).There is a registry following women and babies exposed to etanercept in pregnancy. This fact sheet is good:http://www.mothertobaby.org/files/Etanercept.pdf ...Read more

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Can children take Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)?

Can children take Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)?

Yes!: Quite safely. It is available in a pediatric suspension as well as tablets! ...Read more

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Is mitronidazole safe during pregnancy?And what are antibiotics i can use during pregnancy

Is mitronidazole safe during pregnancy?And what are antibiotics i can use during pregnancy

Talk to your doctor: While Metronidazole is listed as a risk category b, it is not safe in the first trimester, because of possible association with congenital defects it may be acceptable in 2nd and 3rd trimesters if alternatives failed. These are questions that are too important to be asked in a online forum. You should always be discussing such things with the provider caring for your pregnancy only please. ...Read more

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Can takeing enbrel (etanercept) while pregnet for psoriatic artharits harm a growin fetus?

Can takeing enbrel (etanercept) while pregnet for psoriatic artharits harm a growin fetus?

No: My drug database shows that this is pregnancy class b, the safest class of medication. Studies show no risk of adverse fetal effects. ...Read more

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Are M&M safe to eat during pregnancy ?

Are M&M safe to eat during pregnancy ?

Within reason: As long as you are not diabetic, are eating a relatively healthy diet otherwise, and are not gaining too much pregnancy weight, a few M&Ms here and there are not going to hurt anything. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Is morphine safe during pregnancy with twins 6weeks 6days ?

Is morphine safe during pregnancy with twins 6weeks 6days ?

If possible, avoid: This is something to discuss w/ all the doctors involved. Generally it is not recommended, but if needed in an emergency, they can plan for how to handle it best. Read this link and talk to them. Best! http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/morphine.html ...Read more

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Is Cephalexin 500 MG CAP safe to take during pregnant? First trimester-4 weeks.

Is Cephalexin 500 MG CAP safe to take during pregnant? First trimester-4 weeks.

Yes: This is one of the safest antibiotics we use in pregnancy and is definitely safer than an untreated infection. The fact that you ask tells me what a good and caring mom you are going to be. Best wishes. ...Read more

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