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What are the risks of taking recreational drugs in pregnancy?

What are the risks of taking recreational drugs in pregnancy?

Just say no: Recreational drugs are never safe during pregnancy. The risks can range from miscarriage to birth defects. It has been found that even one glass of alcohol during a pregnancy can be related to 'fetal alcohol syndrome' ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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What are the risks of taking ketamine?

What are the risks of taking ketamine?

Unconsciousness and: death, as worse case scenario - as with any drugs designed to induce general anesthesia state, if attempted as recreational drug or administered by people not qualified to use it. One of the mechanisms - spasm of vocal cords (laryngospasm) that leads to lack of oxygen. It can raise the intracranial pressure, cause hallucinations. It is a safe drug though when used by experts for the right reasons ...Read more

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What are the risks of alcohol consumption in pregnancy?

What are the risks of alcohol consumption in pregnancy?

Physical & mental: .Alcohol is a teratogen; it can cause malformations of the brain & other organs from the 3rd week of conception on. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, of which fetal alcohol syndrome is the worst, can cause small brain & body, dev. Delays, intellectual disability, adhd, behavior problems, learning problems, executive functions deficits & more. Stop drinking asap. See more @ fasdcenter.Samhsa.Gov. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of hydrocodone recreational use?

What are the negative effects of hydrocodone recreational use?

Sarcopenia: Sarcopenic obesity - loose essential muscle, put more body weight especially in the middle of the body with stick arms and legs. If you are a kid affects growth plate so will be short. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking adipex?

What are the risks of taking adipex?

Adipex: Potential side effects include: palpitations, rapid heart rate, ^ blood pressure, ischemic event, anxiety, insomnia, headache, tremor,dizziness, dry mouth, diarrhea or constipation & sexual dysfunction. When a medication containing phentermine in combination with fenfluramine/ dexenfluramine was on the market – pulmonary hypertension & heart valve damage occurred. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking somnapure?

What are the risks of taking somnapure?

Risks Somnapure: The chemicals that are listed from somnapure are not habit forming or tolerance building. The biggest side effect may be daytime hangover and fatigue. If you are allergic to any of the components, severe reaction could develop. ...Read more

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What are risks of the drug losartan?

What are risks of  the drug losartan?

Risks are very minor: Can make blood pressure too low. Can rarely cause cough or painless swelling of the face or upper airway (angioedema). Not a good drug to take if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of using ecstasy/molly once?

No way of knowing: Molly is an unregulated drug, consequently there is no way what is being taken. Since it is made and distributed with no regulation whatsoever, it could be any drug at all, including household chemicals. Taking an unknowable substance even once is unwise. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking pro-hormone while on anti-depressants?

What are the risks of taking pro-hormone while on anti-depressants?

Pro-hormone?: Not sure what you mean by pro-hormone? Would also need to know what specific antidepressant you are referring to to be able to answer your question. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking aspirin?

What are the risks of taking aspirin?

Several: Aspirin offers benefits and dangerous side effects. For a thorough discussion of the topic see http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. Aspirin isn't for everyone and high cholesterol alone may not be an indication to take it. Other factors such as family history of heart attacks and strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, etc. Must weigh in so speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the risks of cocaine use before surgery?

What are the risks of cocaine use before surgery?

Death: Cocaine can cause severe cardiac issues during surgery that could result in serious injury or death. ...Read more

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What are the adverse effect of drugs used in the past for obesity?

What are the adverse effect of drugs used in the past for obesity?

Many: Lung artery high pressure is one of them walk walk walk fruit veg salad fish. ...Read more

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Are the effects of recreational drugs the same as alcohol on an unborn fetus?

Are the effects of recreational drugs the same as alcohol on an unborn fetus?

Potentially severe.: Alcohol and drug abuse are a sure way to permanently damage your unborn child's brain. Avoid them both at all costs! ...Read more

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Outside of fertility drugs and are there any ways to increase the chances of pregnancy?

Outside of fertility drugs and are there any ways to increase the chances of pregnancy?

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of taking xolair?

What are the health risks of taking xolair?

See below: I've seen a lot of patients on this and have never seen a side effect. Of course there's always a chance of anaphylaxis, but have never seen it. ...Read more

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What are risks and side effects of Valium and why not allowed in singapore?

What are risks and side effects of Valium and why not allowed in singapore?

Sedation and abuse: Valium can cause drowsiness, lethargy, slurred speech, depression, slow reflexes, memory problems, lack of inhibition and addiction. An overdose ( especially when combined with alcohol or other sedating drugs) can kill you. I don't know why it is not allowed in singapore. ...Read more

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What are the risks of being on seroxat during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? And are there other substitutes that can be safer for the fetus?

What are the risks of being on seroxat during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? And are there other substitutes that can be safer for the fetus?

Seroxat ; Pregnancy: There has been some concern about potential heart defects when babies are born of mothers using paroxetine (seroxat) http://tinyurl.com/lhkeo4w -- but other studies have not shown ill effect: http://tinyurl.Com/ka2jdt7 zoloft (sertraline) and Celexa have not been implicated and could be safer in pregnancy. Zoloft (sertraline) is the oldest ; most studied -- relatively safe in breastfeeding too. http://tinyurl.com/5t44qah. ...Read more