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Will my baby be ok if I took a diazepam before I was pregnant?

Will my baby be ok if I took a diazepam before I was pregnant?

Yes: The half life is measured in hrs, max of 60 hours meaning it would be gone from system within 2 weeks. Risks of birth defects, with rxs in general, only become an issue if present in significant amounts after the 1st 2 weeks of conception. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Can taking a diazepam while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Can taking a diazepam while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Unknown: For many years diazepam & its related drug group have been known for having the potential to produce birth defects in babies & a withdrawal syndrome in newborns. It is listed as a category "d" drug, meaning it is never recommended in pregnancy due to its known toxic effect on the fetus. ...Read more

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What will happen if you give 4mg diazepam IV instead of 0.8mg specially for a 3 mos old baby?

Quit breathing: That amount of med would likely sedate baby enough that s/he forgets to breathe.Hand or machine ventilation and or use of a drug reversing agent would be the ways to prevent death from such a mistake. ...Read more

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How soon after taking a single IV dose of diazepam (sedation for dental procedure) can I breastfeed my 7m old baby?

At least 24 hours: even though you will feel normal within a few hours, there will still be diazepam in your blood stream for at least 24 hours. ...Read more

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Hi, I believe I am 4 weeks pregnant and have been taking norco 10 three to six times a day.....will my baby be OK if I stop within a week or so?

Hi, I believe I am 4 weeks pregnant and have been taking norco 10 three to six times a day.....will my baby be OK if I stop within a week or so?

Rx or recreational?: Are you taking Norco 10 for a specific ailment prescribed by a MD or is this "recreational" use? If it a Rx given by a MD(acute use) inform your MD that you are pregnant and the safest way to "wean" off of the medication. If it is "recreational" use(chronic use) then you may need to be "detoxed" by a rehab facility. Either way stopping the Norco should be very soon to avoid fetal drug issues. ...Read more

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Just found out i'm 9 weeks pregnant and have been abusing norco. I have a last script i plan on weaning down. Will my baby be ok if i wean down now?

Just found out i'm 9 weeks pregnant and have been abusing norco. I have a last script i plan on weaning down. Will my baby be ok if i wean down now?

Pregnancy : First of all congratulations on wanting to get clean and have a healthy baby. Fortunately you are still very early on in pregnancy and your baby will hopefully be fine. Most important is to see your obgyn as soon as possible and stop the medication. Take care and good luck! ...Read more

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I just found out i'm about nine weeks pregnant. Before i knew i was out drinking...A lot. I've stopped but am scared. Will my baby be ok most likely?

I just found out i'm about nine weeks pregnant. Before i knew i was out drinking...A lot. I've stopped but am scared. Will my baby be ok most likely?

In this situation: Your baby will be best helped if you have no more alcohol until after the delivery. There is little to do to change the past. There is also no guarantee that there has not been harm. But, healing is real and brain development will be ongoing as the baby grows inside of you. Now is the time to take your prenatal vitamins, to eat well; and to be in fellowship with expectant mothers not drinking. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Diazepam (Definition)

Diazepam belongs to the benzo family and has a long 1/2 life in the body. It is used for anxiety and muscle spasms. Neuro docs like to use it for patients with ms and stroke for muscle relaxation. It can also be used rectally for ...Read more


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