Laxatives can help relieve and prevent constipation. But not all of them are safe for long-term use. Overuse of certain laxatives can lead to dependency and decreased bowel function.
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Practically speaking, constipation can mean hard or infrequent bowel movements. While not a topic many people feel comfortable discussing, constipation is common in women in general and particularly ...
Upside: Good detailed information on the safety of taking laxatives and other medications for constipation during pregnancy
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No No No! Laxatives pass through the placenta and can be harmful!! Your best bet (if you're constipated) is to drink a fiber drink like fibersure or metamucill or drink lots of water. You can even ...
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Constipation can be a real pain in the butt during pregnancy, more so than at other times! It's incredibly common with greater than half of all expectant mothers reporting the condition. Pregnancy ...
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This chart lists over-the-counter medicines considered "low risk" for pregnant women when taken for the occasional mild illness. It also mentions a few that are not safe. Of course, nothing is 100 ...
Upside: Detailed chart of medicines that are okay to take during pregnancy
We have gathered together a list of over the counter medicines which are considered to be low risk and safe for pregnant women to take. As there is never a 100% guarantee that these medicines will be ...
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Tobacco, alcohol and drugs can have harmful effects on anyone's health. When a pregnant or nursing woman uses these substances, her baby also is exposed to them, for all substances cross the placenta ...
Upside: Article on the safety of various drugs, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and more during pregnancy
Im like 24 weeks pregnant and i have a headach and would like to take something for it but i dont know what i can take. Thank NOTE: If you have a question about the safety of any medication during ...
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Most women are aware that during pregnancy they need to avoid as many non-essential medicines as possible. Yet these same women are just as likely to suffer from minor ailments as anyone else, as ...
Upside: Helpful information on various medication and their safety for constipation, heartburn, headaches, backaches, hay fever, allergies, coughs and colds, diarrhea, eczema and more
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During Pregnancy SYMPTOM DRUG Pain (such as a headache) Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Diarrhea Kaolin and Pectin (Kaopectate) Constipation Mild laxatives (like Milk of Magnesia) Heartburn Antacids
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