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Where Can I Take A Breastfeeding Class
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Hi i want to start taking a product called prolong i also take a beta blocker called metoprolol, will it be ok to take these two together ?
Don't do it: Josh, prolong (http://performancenutrition.Herbalife.Com/en/products/prolong) contains 16 grams of sugar per portion. The main ingredient is fructose (sugar). 1 portion is 250 calories. Beyond that, it's just a multivitamin. There's no harm taking it with metoprolol but you're wasting your money and just adding empty calories with little nutritional value. ...Read more
Depends: In the us the trend seems to be to take very few classes before the child is born. In other countries there seems to be more interest and greater participation. Ask your OB provider what they recommend. If you feel that you would like more preparation then i would encourage you to do so. ...Read more
I just recieved my meds called macrobid. I don't take pills or capsules! is there a way where i can take them, for example, opening and sprinkling it?
Yes.: There are many bad-tasting medicines you can "hide" in chocolate syrup or fruit jam or sherbet. ...Read more
Can i take antivirals while breastfeeding? Can not find the same answer twice! thank you, in advance!
I want female breast so i started taking a item called natural curves from GNC how long will it take before i see results?
Transgendered: You will get zero results from this product. I would advise you not to waste your money. This product will not change the male anatomy. ...Read more
I am currently breastfeeding and would like to take a natural antidepressant.. Can i take sam-e.? If not ..Any recomendations?
Best not: There is a lot of research on antidepressants and breastmilk, but it is not complete. With sam-e, unfortunately there is not much known, so to be safe, you should avoid it. But maternal depression itself is known to be not good for for infants. I would check with a skilled practitioner and list all the safe ones (both naturally occurring and not) and weigh the pros and cons before you decide. ...Read more
A = safest: Category a: these drugs have been tested and found to be safe during pregnancy. Category a includes drugs such as folic acid, vitamin b6, and some thyroid medicines in prescribed doses. Category b: animals studies say safe, but no randomized controlled studies done in humans. These drugs are frequently used during pregnancy and do not appear to cause major birth defects or other problems. ...Read more
I use ciprofloxacin 500 mg now. I would like to attend aerobic dancing class. Is it ok for me to attend the class or do sport?
Should be ok: Prolonged courses of fluoroquinolones can be associated with tendinitis but we do not generally restrict activities during use. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a garlic supplement while pregnant? Due to my hypertension I am take a garlic supplement do you think this will affect my unborn child in a negative way, is it safe to take while pregnant?
There : There are no definitive studies that demonstrate safety of taking garlic supplements during pregnancy. It is not an approved medication during pregnancy and there are no studies that show it is safe. If you have questions on any medications or supplements, call your gynecologist, or call poison center which can also review the safety profiles for you. ...Read more
Yes: There have been several studies that show no statistically significant increased risk of birth defects when taking ppis. But, as in all cases, you should only use medications during conception/pregnancy when necessary. If you are concerned, see your OB for preconceptual counseling. ...Read more
I am traveling to paris and have a scopolamine patch - can I also take my klonopin (clonazepam) during the flight? It is .5 mg which i can split in half
I take 600mg gabapentin 3x a day and I have not taken a dosage yet. I am in a lot of pain and would like to know if it is safe for me to take a 5mg percocet?
Should be: When multiple medications are needed for the same reason, especially pain, it's advisable for a single doc or dr group to be managing them all. This helps ensure that potential interactions are tracked which improves safety. That being said, it's common for percocet and gabapentin to be prescribed and taken together, and the combination is generally safe but can be quite sedating. ...Read more
I am a train driver and are not allowed to take drugs would this b classed as a illegal drug I also have gastritis wit a huge appetite shud I take thi?
Explain: Unsure what the question is but illegal drugs cannot be used by train drivers and neither can medications that may cause drowsiness, change in sensorium or changes in your mental capability in any way be used. Anything or condition that will disturb the ability to safely handle the safe operation of the train should be discussed with the certifying doctor. ...Read more
I can't take capsules, but just got a prescription for prozac, (fluoxetine) if i take the powder out and take it with food or a drink, is it safe and will it work?
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