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I'm 25 weeks pregnant and my OB prescribed Vistaril for anxiety and insomnia. Is this widely considered safe during pregnancy?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant and my OB prescribed Vistaril for anxiety and insomnia. Is this widely considered safe during pregnancy?

Best discuss concern: with your OB who must weigh benefits and risks for you and your baby of any medication prescribed during pregnancy. Antihistamines are contraindicated in the first trimester and risk beyond that is uncertain. If necessary Vistaril is considered a good choice and it is recommended to drink ample water to overcome possible side effects. Alert OB to increased movement. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Expert opinions? Which biploar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Expert opinions? Which biploar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Coordinate Drs.: If indeed you are having such symptoms, at least a visit to urgent care is recommended and if you feel you are at risk of harm to self or others a call to emergency services needs to happen. In general, there are psychotropics that are relatively safe staring in the second trimester forward. If time allows, discuss with ob/gyn or primary care physician first if need to see psychiatrist. Take care ...Read more

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Which bipolar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Which bipolar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Talk to doctor: This is an ongoing difficult area in Psychiatry and Obstetrics. Research is ethically prohibited, so we only have anecdotal evidence. All medicines for bipolar disorder, and all benzodiazepines have risks during pregnancy. A few antidepressants are very safe for depression and anxiety during pregnancy. Please consult with your Psychiatrist and OB. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

I  am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

Low dose ?: What is low dose and why you are taking this medication .It would be wise to discuss it with your Obstetrician and physician who prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) to you. ...Read more

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Why are my options for care in pregnancy and childbirth?

Why are my options for care in pregnancy and childbirth?

OBGYN: Seek out an obgyn doctor as soon as you think or find out you are pregnant. We specialize in taking care of pregnant women. Early prenatal care is the key to a healthy pregnancy. If you don't know of any local obgyn doctors, ask you friends or family. They are bound to know a good one. Good luck! ...Read more

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What sleep meds and dosages are safe to take during pregnancy?

What sleep meds and dosages are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many options: Always a challenge, sleep in pregnancy can be truly difficult to obtain your adequate share. Medicines are sometimes used. Many are considered safe. That being said less is always more in pregnancy. Use of benedryl, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) in their standard doses are considered safe in pregnancy. Find natural options, stretching, yoga, and meditation. These will be your best and safest bets! ...Read more

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How long can an ectopic pregnancy be carried and taken care of with drugs before surgery is needed?

How long can an ectopic pregnancy be carried and taken care of with drugs before surgery is needed?

It depends: The length of time is related to the response seen in blood tests. If the levels show a fall, it may be possible to avoid surgery though it may take weeks. ...Read more

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Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

2nd line drug: Most studies show Zofran (ondansetron) is likely safe for use but it is considered a 2nd line treatment choice reserved for those who fail other methods. Diclegis is a FDA approved drug now available for 1st line treatment ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Limited options : Nothing is 100% safe in pregnancy. Doctors usually recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle. Most will tell you to avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil). It's best to try to figure out the cause of the pain and see if there are other options (like heat for muscle soreness, etc.). ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...Read more

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Are grandem and doxynate safe in pregnancy?

Are grandem and doxynate safe in pregnancy?

Not American meds?: Haven't heard of these medications being used in the U.S. If they are indeed being used in america, please ask the question again and spell the medications exactly as they are named on their labels. ...Read more

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Can II take a low dose of Xanax (alprazolam) during my first trimester of pregnancy?

Can II take a low dose of Xanax (alprazolam)  during my first trimester of pregnancy?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is not safe to take during pregnancy because it can harm the fetus. Xanax (alprazolam) should not be taken while you are breastfeeding either. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant on xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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NSAIDs during pregnancy and lactation ... safe ?!

NSAIDs during pregnancy and lactation ... safe ?!

No and yes: NSAIDs are usually not recommended, especially in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. They should be OK during breast feeding. ...Read more

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What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

Talk to OB: Most medications for ic need to be stopped during pregnancy, however some are safe such as nonalkalized anesthesics for instillation, some of the antispasms drugs, and some supplements. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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Compare and contrast a period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Compare and contrast a period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Can't tell: There are no clear identifying features of bleeding that will indicate either. Have a pregnancy test done to confirm. Pregnancy tests are very accurate. ...Read more

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What can be done for an onset of severe body dysmorphia while 12 weeks pregnant? Depression and anxiety included.

What can be done for an onset of severe body dysmorphia while 12 weeks pregnant? Depression and anxiety included.

Support: Hi Laura, it's great that you are reaching out for support. Would recommend working with a therapist with experience in body image and pregnancy. This blog also has multiple links to organizations that can provide reputable information and referrals: https://let-there-be-light.net/need-help/. You can also schedule through concierge. Take care ; let us know if we can help. ...Read more

Dr. Zeev Kain
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Midazolam (Definition)

Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


Dr. David Sherer
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Versed (Definition)

Versed is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more