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Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe during pregnancy?

Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It is a category b medication, indicating that it is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe using nasal decogestant during early pregnancy ?

Is it safe using nasal decogestant during early pregnancy ?

Nasal: The only pregnancy category b nasal spray that is safe during pregnancy is rhinocort aqua, and it needs a prescription. I do not recommend nasal decongestants for long term use in any case. ...Read more

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Is avil safe during pregnancy ?

Is avil safe during pregnancy ?

Do you mean ADVIL (ibuprofen)?: Generally, it isn't recommended during pregnancy. Avil (pheniramine) is an antihistamine which has anticholinergic effects that is used for allergic conditions. Avil is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use >. ...Read more

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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

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Woman can take hydrocortisone during pregnancy?

Woman can take hydrocortisone during pregnancy?

Cream?: If it is a cream applied in moderation on a limited area of the skin yes. ...Read more

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Does Ranitidine safe during pregnancy ?

Does Ranitidine safe during pregnancy ?

Yes: Yes, Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) have been rated as category B by the FDA - which is safe for use during pregnancy. Try to limit use to when you really need it though ... Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is Claritin (loratadine) d 24 safe during pregnancy? I am 31 weeks pregnant

Is Claritin (loratadine) d 24 safe during pregnancy? I am 31 weeks pregnant

Claritin (loratadine): Claritin (loratadine) by itself is a class b, which means it is safe during pregnancy. I would try to stay away from the sudafed component. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nighttime safe to take during first trimester?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nighttime safe to take during first trimester?

Probably: One should try to avoid taking any medications during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is likely ok given its long safety profile. ...Read more

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Is nasal spray safe during pregnancy?

Is nasal spray safe during pregnancy?

Which one?: Most types, either decongestant, antihistaminic or steroids are category C, except budesonide steroid nasal spray is category B and saline nasal wash is safe ...Read more

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Is Monistat safe during pregnancy?

Is Monistat safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Vaginal yeast infestions are common, and are even more common in pregnancy. Monistat is one of the over-the-counter anitfungals currently available and yes it is safe to use during pregnancy. Gyne-lotrimin and vagistat (tioconazole) are also available and are safe as well. If these don't work (you may not have yeast), or if the infection returns soon after treatment see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Lozenge: If you are referring to the throat lozenge ricola, then the answer is most definitely yes. ...Read more

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Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Usually: This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The risk varies by antidepressant, but the majority of the data indicate many antidepressants are likely safe in pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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How many Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a day is safe during pregnancy?

One or two: 25mg capsules should be ok, but confirm that this is ok with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more

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Is 3 day Monistat safe during pregnancy?

Is 3 day Monistat safe during pregnancy?

Monistat: During pregnancy it should only be used under the direction of s physician and only if needed and the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Is sex safe during first trimester of pregnancy?

Usually yes!: In early pregnancy there should be no problem having sex. Later on, there are certain medical conditions later in pregnancy that may cause your doctor to recommend you avoid intercourse (placenta previa, preterm labor, etc) but for most pregnancies it is safe to have sex for all 9 months. ...Read more

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Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have any effect on the baby during early pregnancy?

Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have any effect on the baby during early pregnancy?

Unlikely: it is pregnancy category B drug, which means: animal studies failed to show any harm to fetuses, but no controlled human studies, usually it safe to use, but don't exceed recommended dosage, and use it for the least time needed, goodluck ...Read more

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Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It is a category b medication, indicating that it is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 18w pregnant.Taking zyrtec-d daily whole pregnancy.Now i read it's not good.Doc told me it was fine.Is my baby ok?!?

I am 18w pregnant.Taking zyrtec-d daily whole pregnancy.Now i read it's not good.Doc told me it was fine.Is my baby ok?!?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): I do use zyrtec in pregnancy, but typically avoid zyrtec d. I prefer zyrtec over Claritin (loratadine) as well. You might want to use regular zyrtec. ...Read more

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Anything wrong with the zyrtec (cetirizine) allergy medicine in pregnancy?

Anything wrong with the zyrtec (cetirizine) allergy medicine in pregnancy?

Usually no: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is rated by the food and drug admistration as category b in pregnancy. Animal reproductive studies have not demonstrated a risk. There have not been well controlled human studies in pregnancy to prove safety in humans ( very few medications have been proven safe in controlled studies in pregnancy as few such studies are ever done). Avoid zyrtec (cetirizine) d in the first trimester. ...Read more

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Is cetirizine safe for first trimester pregnancy?

Is cetirizine safe for first trimester pregnancy?

Yes: This class of antibiotics is definitely safe in first trimester. ...Read more

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Can I take an alergy medicine with a decongestant such as zytec d while in myfirst trimester of pregnancy?

Can I take an alergy medicine with a decongestant such as zytec d while in myfirst trimester of pregnancy?

It depends: Medications are generally discouraged during the first trimester as there is a lack of human studies. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a class b drug in pregnancy which means that there are some animal studies that demonstrate safety but no human studies. Pseudoephedrine is a class c drug which means that safety has not been demonstrated in animals nor humans. So the answer is it depends on your risk tolerance and sx. ...Read more

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Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more

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Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more

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Is prospan safe during pregnancy?

Is prospan safe during pregnancy?

Prospan is a dried: Ivy leaf extract in syrup form that is used to treat bronchial inflammation ; cough. It is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” don't recommend use. ...Read more

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Is seaweed okay during pregnancy?

Is seaweed okay during pregnancy?

Recommendation : In recent years due to pollution of see products, my advice to use it just not often: may be twice a month. Nobody knows how much Mercury in it. ...Read more

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Care to be taken during pregnancy?

Obstetrics: I am not sure what you are asking. In the U.S. The moment one knows they are pregnant they go to see an obstetrician who runs all kinds of tests, gives literature to read and a schedule on how often and when they should be monitored. I am not sure of the culture there in india. ...Read more

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What shouldn't I do during pregnancy?

What shouldn't I do during pregnancy?

Illegal opiates: There are a lot of things to NOT do during pregnancy, but I want to focus on the overuse of opiates by pregnant women and the impact on their unborn children who go through drug "withdrawal". There are several studies about the rising use of these drugs by pregnant women recently and it is a bad testimony to our profession (healthcare) to convey this message to the general public. ...Read more

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Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Lozenge: If you are referring to the throat lozenge ricola, then the answer is most definitely yes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat tina during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat tina during pregnancy?

Tuna??: According to the fda, light canned tuna is considered "low" in mercury, whereas tuna steaks (albacore tuna) are considered "higher" in mercury than their canned counterparts. As such, one can safely eat up to 12 ounces of light canned tuna per week, or up to 6 ounces of albacore tuna per week. This is assuming no other consumption of mercury-containing seafood. ...Read more

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What food to be avoided during pregnancy?

What food to be avoided during pregnancy?

Food in pregnancy: Of course avoid alcohol completely. Minimize caffeinated products. Avoid deli meats and unpasteurized cheeses. Minimize fish consumption to twice weekly. ...Read more

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What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more

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How effective is Urizone during pregnancy?

How effective is Urizone during pregnancy?

Good medication: For most Bladder infections it would work well, provided it is uncomplicated. It is safe in pregancy. It is a script medication, and should be used under a doctor's instruction only. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more