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What Birth Defects Can Methadone Use Cause
Benzodiazepines cause birth defects according to research. Which specific birth defects do they cause?
Cleft lip/palate: A recent British medical Journal did an extensive meta-analysis of all the major studies in benzodiazepines and found a slightly increased risk, about 1.79 x greater risk of cleft lip and palate than the general population...no other major malformations reached clinical significance ...Read more
Some can, some don't: A prescription acne med taken by mouth causes well described birth defects & women on the med are required to be on 2 forms of birth control. Many medications do not cause problems. If you are planning to get pregnant it is important to make sure any med or supplement you take is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: I found some information that is copied as a link here that says that the risk is very low and that new evidence does not support the tie between antibiotics and increased risk of pregnancy except for on antibiotic- and not the one your are on :) http://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read more
Can a father's drug use during conception cause birth defects - for example cocaine, opioids, depressants, stimulants, LSD/Ecstacy?
Major drug abuse: A history of major drug abuse can cause damage to male reproductive health - but it would not be from a single use at the actual time of conception. I'd also think hard about the maturity and responsibility toward a potential child that you might expect from a man who abuses drugs enough to cause harm to his body. Creating a Life is serious business - even more than sex (which is too!) Be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It WILL cause defect: "The baseline population risk of malformations is 3-5%, but it increases to almost 30% in women exposed to isotretinoin during the first trimester of pregnancy." see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19961047 Many are profound, horrible defects--absent ears, tiny brain, deafness and blindness. Effects may occur many months after a woman ceases taking it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i go for laser hair reduction if i'm trying to conceive? Do the radiations effect fetus leading to birth defects or other complications.
See responce: Vague question,which particular drug ? lenght of use ? An occasional use may not be detrimental (this is no approval of use) , ...Read more
Can I use birth control patches even if I smoke marijuana? Any side effects for mixing both of them?
Can the on and off or prolonged use of Megace (megestrol) ES cause birth defects if in the future you decide to have children? What are the concequences?
Data presented on : This site http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/15023170/ suggest an ?ed risk of congenital abnormalities. Since affected progeny had the same disorders as their fathers, a causal association with an immunosuppressant could not be proven. Please consult your wife's ob-gyn & request a pre-pregnancy visit with a prenatal genetic counselor to assist you in decision-making. ...Read more
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