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Medications and Medicines

    Fertility Medications: Cycloset and Parlodel (Bromocriptine)

    A doctor may prescribe Bromocriptine to help women who have an ovulation problem caused by a benign tumor in the pituitary gland, located in the brain just behind the nose. Doctors refer to this condition as pituitary adenoma. ... more »

    Follistim (Follicle Stimulating Hormone - FSH) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Follistim during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Profasi and Pregnyl (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - hCG) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Fertinex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Fertinex during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Tagamet HB During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Tagamet HB during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Optivar During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Optivar during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Axid AR During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Axid AR during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Gonal-F During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Gonal-F during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Wellbutrin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Wellbutrin during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Xanax During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Xanax during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Allegra During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    Allegra is an over-the-counter allergy medication once available only by prescription. The medication is commonly used as a preventative treatment for seasonal allergies, but may be suggested to some patients for off-label treatment of other medical conditions. ... more »

    Claritin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Claritin during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Clarinex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    Calrinex during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... more »

    Astelin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    Astelin is an antihistamine; prescribed to combat histamine reactions associated with allergies. The medication is specifically designed to treat or prevent nasal symptoms. ... more »

    Patanol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Patanol during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Elestat During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Elestat during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... more »

    Prozac (Fluoxetine) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Prozac (Fluoxetine) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... more »

    Paxil (Paroxetine) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    Paroxetine (Paxil) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... more »

    Lithium During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Lithium and pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... more »

    Accutane During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Accutane during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... more »

    Vancomycin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Vancomycin during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe during pregnancy, breastfeeding and TTC? ... more »

    Verapamil During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Verapamil during pregnancy and breastfeeding and trying to conceive. Is it safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding and TTC? ... more »

    Abilify - Ariprazole

    Read this Medication Guide before you start taking ABILIFY and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. ... more »

    Warfarin (Blood Thinner) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about warfarin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Theophylline During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about theophylline and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/org breastfeeding? ... more »

    Metaprolol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Metaprolol and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Methylergonovine (Methergine) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about methylergonovine and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Tinzaparin (LMW Blood Thinner) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about tinzaparin (an LMW blood thinner) and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Dalteparin (LMW Blood Thinner) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about dalteparin (LMW blood thinner) and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Bulk-forming Laxatives During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about bulk-forming laxatives and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Bronchodilators During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about bronchodilators and pregnancy/breastfeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding? ... more »

    LMW Blood Thinners (Heparin) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about LMW blood thinners (like Heparin) and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Contraceptives During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about contraceptives and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe for use during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Digoxin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Digoxin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Trentinoin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Trentinoin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Bupivacaine During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    All about Bupivacaine and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... more »

    Which Retinoids are Unsafe During Pregnancy?

    Accutane is one of the most infamous retinoids used to treat severe acne. Despite the fact that the drug was known to potentially cause severe birth defects, it was passed by the FDA for human use. Accutane may be the most widely known retinoid, but others do exist and continue to be used for a variety of skin conditions. ... more »

    Dalmane During Pregnancy - Is It Safe?

    Dalmane is a category X drug and it should not be taken during pregnancy. ... more »

    Ambien - Is it safe during pregnancy?

    Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. ... more »

    Omega 3s - Natural versus Fortified versus Supplements

    Supplementation, or fortification, refers to the process of adding vitamins, nutrients and even Omega 3s to a food that does not naturally have these items. ... more »

    Omega 3s Fatty Acids During Pregnancy Facts

    Researchers are pounding the pavement in regards to the health benefits associated with Omega 3 fatty acids. ... more »

    Healthy Children and Omega 3s

    Children can use Omega 3s in much the same manner as adults. While the majority of the population thinks of supplementation as an adult choice, children who are regularly supplemented with Omega 3s exhibit many of the same positive health benefits. ... more »

    Are Psoriasis Treatments Safe During Pregnancy?

    There are a few studies that have linked the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy with psoriasis outbreaks. There are several factors that can be the cause of the psoriasis breakout and these are not limited to the change in hormones. ... more »

    Alternatives to Antibiotics During Pregnancy

    When your doctor prescribes an antibiotic it is important to understand why you should take it. You also may want to discuss with your doctor alternatives. ... more »

    Safety of Using Antibiotics During Pregnancy

    Are some antibiotics safer than others to use during pregnancy? And which ones are safe according to the category? ... more »

    Should I Continue Taking my Medications During Pregnancy?

    Most medications are safe in pregnancy. Before discontinuing or stopping any medication because of a pregnancy, it's important to talk to your doctor. ... more »

    Aspirin May Help in Women with Occasional Antiphospholipid Antibodies (aPL)

    It is well known that treatment with aspirin plus heparin is effective for patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) to prevent pregnancy loss. However, it is unclear if occasional antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are a risk factor and whether patients with aPL at one time point but not diagnosed as APS should be treated. ... more »

    Migraine Medication In Pregnancy

    Many experts caution pregnant women from taking unneccessary medications (especially strong pharmaceutical products) when they are pregnant, for fear of causing defects in the developing fetus. ... more »

    Thyroid Medications In Pregnancy

    Thyroid medication in pregnancy includes medications given for too low of a thyroid function (hypothyroidism) and medications given for too much thyroid function (hyperthyroidism). ... more »

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