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Medication During Pregnancy




Acetaminophen is one of the safest medications during pregnancy, according to Doctor Alberto Sirven, Obstetrician-Gynecologist at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, who also adds that ibuprofen is contraindicated.

The woman has to discuss with her doctor about which medications she can take and why, he says. It’s important to disclose all the medications, including vitamins, because, as the doctor explains, it’s not a good idea to take all vitamins during pregnancy.

Taking less than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day is the recommendation during pregnancy. It means 1 cup of coffee should be good enough, he argues.

Transcript
There’s a lot of women out there now saying all right Olga ask about ibuprofen over-the-counter medications what about something like that? I think that’s really an important thing when you go to your doctor’s first visit I think it’s important that you understand which medications are safe during pregnancy and talking about medications in general one of them safest medications that we have considered over the years is tylenol acetaminophen and it so happened that recently they come up with some studies that says that an excessive amount of acetaminophen could cause attention deficit disorders in babies so things like ibuprofen are contraindicated in pregnancy it’s very important that you discuss with your doctors which medications you’re going to take and why are you taking those medications it’s very important to disclose all the medications including the vitamins that you’re taking because not all vitamins are ideal to take while you’re pregnant. Here’s a big one I’m going to tackle the really big one now caffeine doctor your thoughts on caffeine and whether we can have a little bit during the week maybe one a week I’m a big we’re begging for just one cup of coffee. I tell you what most of the studies that have been done shows that less than 200 milligrams of caffeine a day would not be detrimental to the babies so what is 200 milligrams of caffeine a day one cup of coffee it depends I mean a Cuban coffee probably has a little bit more an Expresso or probably getting to about 8590 caffeine’s 90 milligrams of caffeine but if you’re taking less than 200 milligrams today it should be safe and if you’re used to caffeine intake and you stop taking all of a sudden you’re gonna get all those headaches you’re gonna get all those situations in which you’re gonna feel terrible about so my advice is one cup a day and that should be good enough.

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