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Medication Risk and Cesarean Section - Pitocin Warnings and Precautions

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  • Medication Risk and Cesarean Section
    As with any surgery, there is a chance of having an adverse reaction to the medications. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses medication risk and cesarean section, possible symptoms of an allergic reaction, and how to help prevent it.
  • Medication Risk With Laparoscopic Surgery
    As with any drug, there is a risk with medications, such as anesthesia, used for laparoscopic surgery. This eMedTV Web page discusses the possible medication risk with laparoscopic surgery, symptoms of an allergic reaction, and how to prevent one.
  • Miscarriage Information
    Do you need information on miscarriages? This page of the eMedTV site is a good starting point. It addresses how to know if you are experiencing a miscarriage and what to expect afterward, with links to detailed articles with even more information.
  • Moving to Recovery Following Spinal Anesthesia
    This video describes what to expect during recovery.
  • Moving to the Procedure Room (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy)
    This video clip explains what happens when you are moved to the room for your procedure.
  • Moving to the Procedure Room (Postpartum Tubal Ligation)
    This video clip explains what happens when you are moved to the room for your procedure.
  • Moving to the Recovery Room (Cesarean Section)
    This video clip talks about what to expect as you begin your recovery.
  • Moving to the Recovery Room (Postpartum Tubal Ligation)
    This multimedia clip explains what happens in the recovery room after your procedure.
  • Moving to the Recovery Room Following Laparoscopy for Ectopic Pregnancy
    This multimedia clip explains what happens in the recovery room after your procedure.
  • Mucous Plug
    Women tend to lose the mucous plug (which protects the baby during pregnancy) shortly before labor begins. This section of the eMedTV Web site explains what the mucous plug is and discusses its role during pregnancy.
  • Mucus Plug
    The mucus plug, which keeps bacteria from entering the uterus during pregnancy, is lost prior to labor. This eMedTV resource explains the plug in detail and its relevance to pregnancy and childbirth.
  • NataChew
    NataChew, a prescription prenatal vitamin, provides important vitamins and minerals for pregnant women. This eMedTV page provides an overview of NataChew, including information on the benefits of the vitamins, potential side effects, and dosing tips.
  • NataChew and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV page explains, the vitamins and minerals from NataChew do pass through breast milk, which is beneficial for women who are breastfeeding and their nursing infant. This page discusses other benefits of taking NataChew and breastfeeding.
  • NataChew Dosage
    The NataChew dosage is the same for any pregnant woman -- one tablet once a day. This selection from the eMedTV Web site provides other instructions for NataChew dosing and offers suggestions and precautions for taking the prenatal vitamins.
  • NataChew Drug Interactions
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, taking certain antibiotics with NataChew can cause negative interactions. This page lists the medicines that can cause NataChew drug interactions and explains what your doctor may recommend to avoid these problems.
  • NataChew Overdose
    Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may be symptoms of a NataChew overdose. As this eMedTV article explains, taking too much NataChew may also lead to iron poisoning, which can be very dangerous. This page also covers possible treatment options.
  • NataChew Prenatal Vitamins
    As this eMedTV page explains, NataChew prenatal vitamins are prescribed to provide folic acid and other nutrients during pregnancy. This Web page gives a brief introduction to this product and includes a link to more information.
  • NataChew Side Effects
    Even though most people do not experience any problems with NataChew, side effects are possible. This eMedTV page outlines possible side effects of NataChew and describes which side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to your doctor.
  • NataChew Uses
    NataChew is used for supplementing certain nutrients that pregnant women may be lacking in their diet. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at NataChew uses, including its uses in women who are trying to get pregnant or who are breastfeeding.
  • NataChew Warnings and Precautions
    Before taking NataChew, be sure to tell your doctor if you have anemia or any allergies. This part of the eMedTV Web site discusses other important NataChew warnings and precautions, including information on who should not take the prenatal vitamins.
  • Need for Major Abdominal Surgery (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This video discusses the possibility that major abdominal surgery may need to be considered.
  • Need for Major Abdominal Surgery Following Laparoscopic Surgery
    If complications develop, major abdominal surgery may be needed following laparoscopic surgery. This eMedTV Web page briefly discusses major abdominal surgery following laparoscopic surgery, and why it may be necessary.
  • Neevo
    Neevo is a prescription prenatal vitamin that is specially designed for high-risk pregnancies. This eMedTV Web page describes the various benefits of this product, offers dosing information, and explains how the supplement works.
  • Neevo and Breastfeeding
    It is usually recommended that breastfeeding women take a prenatal vitamin such as Neevo. This article on the eMedTV site explains why this product is recommended for nursing women and offers general precautions about prenatal vitamins.
  • Neevo Dosage
    There is only one standard dose for the prenatal vitamin Neevo. As this article from the eMedTV archives explains, the recommended dosage for use before, during, and after pregnancy is one caplet once a day.
  • Neevo Drug Interactions
    Phenytoin, tetracycline antibiotics, and various other medicines may cause drug interactions with Neevo. This eMedTV article lists some of the other drugs that may interfere with Neevo and explains what may happen if these drugs are taken together.
  • Neevo Overdose
    If you take too much Neevo, symptoms may include flushing, dizziness, and nausea or vomiting. This eMedTV article lists other possible overdose symptoms and describes the various treatment options that are available for an overdose.
  • Neevo Prenatal Vitamin Information
    This portion of the eMedTV site features information on the prenatal vitamin Neevo. This article talks about why healthcare providers prescribe it, how to take it, and more. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Neevo Side Effects
    Gas or belching, headaches, and intestinal cramps are some of the potential side effects of Neevo. This eMedTV Web page lists other possible side effects and explains which problems are potentially serious and may require medical attention.
  • Neevo Uses
    Neevo fills in the nutritional gaps in the diets of women with high-risk pregnancies. This eMedTV page covers approved uses for Neevo, describes how the prenatal vitamin works, and explains whether it can be used in children or men.
  • Neevo Warnings and Precautions
    If you have anemia, consult your doctor before taking Neevo. This eMedTV page explains what else you should discuss with your doctor before using this prenatal vitamin. Warnings and precautions on who should avoid Neevo are also listed on this page.
  • Nerve Damage (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This video clip describes the risk of possible nerve damage during a laparoscopy.
  • Nerve Injury After Cesarean Section
    Although it is rare, serious nerve injury after cesarean section can occur. The information presented in this eMedTV Web page describes possible symptoms of nerve damage, such as a loss of feeling in the skin.
  • Nerve Injury With Laparoscopic Surgery
    Nerve injury occurs with laparoscopic surgery in about 1 out of every 1,000 surgeries. This eMedTV page discusses the possibility of nerve injury with laparoscopic surgery, the types of nerves, and possible symptoms and complications of nerve injury.
  • Nestabs
    Available by prescription, Nestabs is a prenatal vitamin used to fill in nutritional gaps during pregnancy. This eMedTV resource offers a comprehensive overview of various details on this prenatal vitamin, including how to take it, side effects, and more.
  • Nestabs and Breastfeeding
    It is not uncommon for a doctor to advise women to take prenatal vitamins like Nestabs while breastfeeding. This eMedTV selection explains that this prenatal vitamin passes important minerals and vitamins through breast milk to the nursing baby.
  • Nestabs Dosage
    To support a healthy pregnancy, there is only one Nestabs dose, which is one tablet taken once daily. This eMedTV page offers instructions for taking this prescription prenatal vitamin, including ways to minimize side effects like nausea and vomiting.
  • Nestabs Drug Interactions
    Nestabs contains certain minerals that may interfere with the effectiveness of various medications. This eMedTV resource contains a list of various drugs that may cause interactions when combined with Nestabs and how to reduce the risk for these problems.
  • Nestabs Overdose
    If you believe you have overdosed on Nestabs, seek immediate medical care to avoid dangerous complications. This eMedTV resource examines some of the possible overdose effects and explains how the potentially serious problems may be treated.
  • Nestabs Prenatal Information
    Are you looking for information on Nestabs? This eMedTV page gives an overview of this prenatal vitamin, with details on its beneficial effects, how to take it, and why it may not be the best choice for some women.
  • Nestabs Side Effects
    Some of the potential Nestabs side effects include indigestion, fatigue, and nausea. This eMedTV Web page presents a closer look at other potential problems that may occur with this prenatal vitamin, including serious reactions to report to your doctor.
  • Nestabs Uses
    Pregnant women have an increased need for certain nutrients, which can be supplemented by taking Nestabs. This eMedTV segment explores how this prenatal vitamin can support a healthy pregnancy, with details on how using Nestabs benefits both mom and baby.
  • Nestabs Warnings and Precautions
    Women who have certain allergies or anemia should talk to their doctor before taking Nestabs. This eMedTV page outlines other precautions for women taking Nestabs, including warnings for how to safely store this product and complications that may occur.
  • Numbness and Tingling
    A "pins and needles" sensation in the arms, legs, hands, and feet is another common cause of discomfort during pregnancy. This is thought to be caused by the swelling and circulation changes that occur during pregnancy. You can try wearing a hand splint during the night to prevent bending of the extremities while you sleep, especially if you notice it more in the morning. If you find the sensation especially bothersome, talk to your doctor, but know that this is a common experience in pregnancy and is not usually anything to be concerned about.
  • Once Your Cervix Has Dilated
    This video clip describes what happens during labor and delivery once your cervix has dilated.
  • One Week Pregnant
    When you're one week pregnant, you're not actually pregnant. As this eMedTV article explains, week one of pregnancy begins with your period. This Web page explains how due dates are calculated and discusses healthy habits to adopt before conception.
  • Oral Sex During Pregnancy
    Oral sex is generally a safe option during pregnancy, especially if other types become uncomfortable. This eMedTV article takes a look at oral sex during pregnancy, including information on when this type of sex should be avoided.
  • Organ Damage (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This video explains possible organ damage that can occur during any abdominal surgery.
  • Organ Injury From Laparoscopic Surgery
    In rare cases, organ injury during laparoscopic surgery may occur. As this eMedTV Web page explains, organ injury can occur in the intestines, bladder, ovaries, uterus, or other organs. Treatment options for this type of injury are also described.
  • Organ Injury With Cesarean Section
    The information presented in this eMedTV Web page discusses the possible types of organ injury with cesarean section (for example, damage to the intestines or ovaries) and how the injuries are typically treated.
  • Other Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks
    This video introduces major complications with this procedure and possible outcomes.
  • Over-the-Counter Prenatal Vitamins
    This eMedTV article discusses some of the differences between over-the-counter prenatal vitamins and prescription prenatal vitamins, such as cost and ingredients. This page also explains what to look for when considering a prenatal vitamin.
  • Overview of an Ectopic Pregnancy
    This multimedia clip explains what happens during an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Ovulation Information
    Couples often have trouble conceiving due to ovulation issues. This eMedTV segment takes a brief look at how tracking ovulation may lead to an ability to predict when pregnancy is most likely to occur, as well as drugs that help induce ovulation.
  • Ovulation Medications
    Many different drugs can be used to stimulate ovulation in women who have this particular fertility problem. This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at several different classes of ovulation medications, exploring the pros and cons of each.
  • Parts of the Body Involved With Pregnancy
    This video describes various parts of the body that are involved in pregnancy and labor.
  • Pelvic Anatomy
    This video clip introduces female pelvic structures.
  • Pets and Pregnancy
    Pets (such as cats, dogs, and turtles) may present certain risks to a fetus. This eMedTV resource discusses risks that relate to pregnant women with pets, and provides tips for reducing these risks (such as avoiding cat litter boxes).
  • Pitocin
    Administered by a healthcare provider, Pitocin is given to help cause or improve uterine contractions. This eMedTV Web selection presents an overview of this medicine, with details on specific uses, how it is administered, side effects, and more.
  • Pitocin After Birth
    If you receive Pitocin after childbirth, it may be to control excess bleeding or help deliver the placenta. This eMedTV segment describes these approved uses for the drug and also offers a link to more detailed information on other possible uses.
  • Pitocin and Breastfeeding
    As discussed in this eMedTV resource, women are unlikely to receive Pitocin (oxytocin) while breastfeeding, as this drug is only approved for use immediately before or right after childbirth. This page explains whether this drug could cause problems.
  • Pitocin and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV segment explains that although Pitocin (oxytocin) is a pregnancy Category C drug, it is only approved for use in pregnant women. This article explains some of the problems that may occur in a newborn whose mother receives this drug.
  • Pitocin Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, the Pitocin dosing guidelines will vary from woman to woman. This page gives a description of how this medicine is administered, as well as specific dosing amounts and considerations to keep in mind during treatment.
  • Pitocin Dosing for Induction
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the dosing instructions for labor induction with Pitocin include an initial intravenous (IV) infusion of 3 mL to 6 mL each hour. This dose can be gradually increased, but the specific amount will vary for each woman.
  • Pitocin Drug Information
    Pitocin is given to pregnant women right before or after childbirth to stimulate uterine contractions. This eMedTV Web page contains more information on this drug, including how Pitocin is given and why it may not be suitable for some women.
  • Pitocin Drug Interactions
    If you have been given misoprostol or dinoprostone, you may have to wait several hours before using Pitocin. This eMedTV article describes the potential interactions that may occur when these drugs are combined with Pitocin and how to minimize your risk.
  • Pitocin Induction
    When used for labor induction, Pitocin can help cause uterine contractions in certain women. This eMedTV segment contains details on when a healthcare provider may prescribe Pitocin and explains how it works. A link to more details is also included.
  • Pitocin Medicine
    As this eMedTV article explains, a healthcare provider may prescribe a medicine called Pitocin to help cause or improve uterine contractions in some women. This page covers some of the approved uses of the drug and potential side effects.
  • Pitocin Nasal Spray
    This eMedTV article explains that Pitocin used to come as a nasal spray, but is currently available as an injection. This page describes how this medication is administered, what it is used for, and potential side effects. It also links to more details.
  • Pitocin Overdose
    As this eMedTV segment explains, an overdose of Pitocin (oxytocin) may cause unusually strong uterine contractions in the mother and a low heart rate in the unborn baby. This page describes other possible overdose symptoms and treatment options.
  • Pitocin Risks
    Dangerously high blood pressure and bleeding in the brain are just some of the potential risks of Pitocin. This eMedTV article outlines other possible complications that may occur with this drug and covers how to minimize your risk for problems.
  • Pitocin Side Effects
    Using Pitocin during childbirth may result in side effects in both the mother and the newborn. This page of the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at some of these Pitocin side effects, such as an abnormal heartbeat and bleeding problems.
  • Pitocin Uses
    Pitocin is licensed for causing or improving uterine contractions immediately before or after childbirth. This eMedTV resource examines the various uses for Pitocin. A description of how the drug works and whether it is safe for children is also included.
  • Pitocin Warnings and Precautions
    Women who have had a C-section or have genital herpes may not be given Pitocin. This page of the eMedTV Web site features a detailed outline of other important precautions and warnings with Pitocin, with a list of who should not receive this drug.
  • Pitocine
    As this eMedTV segment explains, women who need medical assistance to cause uterine contractions may receive Pitocin. This page covers some approved uses for this drug and possible side effects. Pitocine is a common misspelling of Pitocin.
  • Pitosin
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Pitocin is prescribed for causing or improving uterine contractions in pregnant women. This page covers some possible uses for this drug and what to discuss with your doctor. Pitosin is a common misspelling of Pitocin.
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