what meds should i NOT be around while pregnant?!?!

  1. 0 hello..im an lpn and i work at a nursing home...last week i found out that i am pregnant...i have tried to google what meds not to touch or be around while pregnant and i have come up empty handed.. i know there are some because on a hall at my work one med says on the box, do not handle while pregnant!!! really im worried to touch anything..haha..any help would be awesome thanks so much
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  3. Visit  momnurse84 profile page

    About momnurse84

    31 Years Old; Joined Jun '08; Posts: 6.

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  4. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    I only know for sure that you shouldn't handle avodart (male prostate med), and chemo meds. You can't have a pt that is on chemo either. That is all that I know of.
  5. Visit  kmoonshine profile page
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    Finasteride (Propecia) should not be used by pregnant women, nor should pregnant women handle crushed pills (causes birth defects in male babies).

    Here's a link on different meds that you shouldn't handle if you're pregnant:
    http://www.uic.edu/pharmacy/services...dous_drugs.php


    Call the pharmacist at work and ask for their input.
    MikeyJ, psalm51, and
  6. Visit  rph3664 profile page
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    Misoprostol, or any other prostaglandin, is a no-no as well.
  7. Visit  ADreamersWife profile page
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    If you have any HIV patients, do not handle AZT during your first trimester. Also misoprostol (Cytotec), you need to handle with gloves on. It is used "off label" to induce labor and abortions. Personally, when I was pregnant, I would get someone else to give these medications, and I would volunteer to help with something they needed. Better to be safe.
  8. Visit  Jolie profile page
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    Please check with your physician, pharmacist or occupational health. This is too important an issue to rely on advice from an anonymous bulletin board.

    Best wishes!
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  9. Visit  stephlucasrn2008 profile page
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    Tamoxifen because of the hormones...
  10. Visit  sleepyRN2 profile page
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    do not handle or take thalidomide.
  11. Visit  ?burntout profile page
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    Quote from ADreamersWife
    If you have any HIV patients, do not handle AZT during your first trimester.
    I thought women who were HIV + took AZT to decrease transmission to the fetus? So I guess I wonder why pregnant women can't touch it?
  12. Visit  VivaRN profile page
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    Quote from ?burntout
    I thought women who were HIV + took AZT to decrease transmission to the fetus? So I guess I wonder why pregnant women can't touch it?
    This is true. There is nothing harmful about handling AZT during pregnancy. Here is a link with more information:

    http://familydoctor.org/online/famdo...ddleColumn0007

    There are some HIV medications that should not be taken during pregnancy, but this would not apply unless the OP was HIV-infected or exposed.


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