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FDA Drug Safety Communication: Risk of oral clefts in children born to mothers taking Topamax (topiramate) by FDA Posted Fri 04 Mar 2011 2:23pm Additional Information for Healthcare Professionals Data Summary Safety Announcement [03-04-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public of new data that show that there is an increased risk for the development of cleft lip and/or cleft palate (oral clefts) in infant ... Read on »
Epilepsy Drug Topiramate May Increase Birth Defect Risk by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Fri 04 Mar 2011 7:28pm New data suggest that the drug Topamax and its generic versions (topiramate) increase the risk for the birth defects cleft lip and cleft palate in babies born to women who use the medication during pregnancy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today. Before prescribing topiramate, approved to treat certain types of seizure ... Read on »
Swine Flu Pregnancy Tips: What You Should Know by Colette Bouchez Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 29 Jul 2009 12:35pm By Colette Bouchez With the swine flu now officially declared a pandemic, there is perhaps no one more worried about getting sick than women who are pregnant. And with good reason. Today the CDC announced that pregnant women who do contract the new H1N1 swine flu virus remain at greater risk of complications than women who are not pregnant. ... Read on »
Swine Flu , Pregnancy & Fertility: Special Advice by Colette Bouchez Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 05 May 2009 6:02pm By Colette Bouchez With the swine flu now holding the potential for a worldwide pandemic, there is perhaps no one more worried about getting sick than women who are pregnant. This is particularly true for those of you over 35 who may already be struggling with fertility issues - or maybe undergoing fertility treatments right now. T ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication:Use of long-term, high-dose Diflucan (fluconazole) during pregnancy may be associated with birth d by FDA Posted Wed 03 Aug 2011 2:40pm Safety Announcement [8-03-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that chronic, high doses (400-800 mg/day) of the antifungal drug Diflucan (fluconazole) may be associated with a rare and distinct set of birth defects in infants whose mothers were treated with the drug du ... Read on »
Pregnancy and the N1H1 Flu Virus Information by franklinb Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:11pm This fall it is expected for the number of cases of H1N1 influenza to significantly increase here in the United States. Pregnant women in their third trimester are at very high risk of experiencing the complications that are seen with H1N1 influenza. One in three pregnant women that develop H1N1 flu have been hospitalized with severe res ... Read on »
Diflucan (fluconazole): Drug Safety Communication – Long-term, High-dose Use During Pregnancy May Be Associated With Birth by FDA Posted Wed 03 Aug 2011 11:00am [Posted 08/03/2011] AUDIENCE: OBGYN, Pharmacy, Infectious Disease ISSUE: FDA is informing the public that treatment with chronic, high doses (400-800mg/day) of Diflucan (fluconazole) during the first trimester of pregnancy may be associated with a rare and distinct set of birth defects in infants. This risk does not ... Read on »
Link to GREAT info on prescription meds during pregnancy by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 7:17pm http://www.womensmentalhealth.org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy-General Although pregnancy has typically been considered a time of emotional well being, recent studies suggest that up to 20% of women suffer from mood or anxiety disorders during pregnancy. Particularly vulnerable are th ... Read on »
Pregnancy and the safety of allergy or asthma medications by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am The Food and Drug Administration has a classification for safety of drugs during pregnancy, as in the table. Some comments: there is no medication in the A category and there never will be. To be placed in this category the drug maker would have to do double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of the drug in pregnant women. Of course, there is the ... Read on »
CDC H1N1 Webcast for Pregnant Mom's - A Chance to Raise Questions by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 12:00am CDC and Flu.gov have sent out the following notice on a webcast that will be taking place today: Special Webcast for Pregnant Women and New Moms Join a webcast 1-2 PM ET Thursday, August 27, with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Health, and an OB/GYN. Hosted by the ... Read on »