Posts Tagged Pregnancy

Seizure Preventing Drug May Cause Harm

Topiramate an anti-epileptic drug may be associated with increased risk of cleft palate in the new born, if given to the pregnant mother; FDA concludes. Amplify’d from http://www.medpagetoday.com FDA: Cleft Palate Risk With Seizure Drug in Pregnancy Clinicians should be extra cautious about prescribing the epilepsy drug topiramate (Topamax) to women of childbearing age because […]

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Oral Contraceptives with Added Folate

FDA has approved addition of folate to oral contraceptives with an intent to decrease some birth defects in their babies. This is levomefolate calcium. Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.com FDA Approves Oral Contraceptive Containing Folate September 24, 2010 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved an oral contraceptive — the first of its kind […]

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Morning After Contraceptive Pill

Sometimes morning after pill is required for unprotected sex to avoid unplanned pregnancy. Amplify’d from http://www.reuters.com FDA OKs new “morning-after” pill WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Health officials on Friday approved a new, longer-lasting “morning-after” pill to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. The prescription drug, called ella, is made by French company HRA Pharma and will be […]

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Late Pregnacy,How Much Safe

A Child of Down’s Syndrome A news in The CNN was about the late pregnancy.What tought is that pregnancy after the age of 35 is likely to produce congenital anomalies in the baby.Most common linkage was to Down’s Syndrome the mean average age of mother at childbirth is 37 years.Birth of babies with this syndrome […]

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