Pregnancy

Safe Medicine to Take While Pregnant

October 21, 2015

SAFE MEDICINE TO TAKE WHILE PREGNANT:

In my Pregnancy packet that my doctor gave me, here are some of the approved medicines that are safe to take during pregnancy. Of course, I would recommend you talk to your doctor but this was put out by my hospital.

Colds/Congestion/Allergies:
-Try to increase your fluid intake and get more rests before taking medication. Sore throat and/or a cough can be relieved by throat lozenges or cough drops. If you don’t get any relief, try the following medications. If you develop a fever or any other symptoms of an infection, please contact your doctor.
• Afrin
• Sinutab
• Sudafed***- DO NOT TAKE PRODUCTS CONTAINING SUDAFED OR DEXTROMETHORPHAN DURING YOUR FIRST TRIMESTER WITHOUT CHECKING WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN
• Benadryl
• Theraflu
• Chlor-Trimetron
• Tylenol Products
• Comtrex
• Vicks Products
• Dristan Cold & Flu
• COUGH
• Sinutab
• Robitussin
• Sine-Off
• Vicks Formula 44

Nausea and/or Vomiting
-Try eating small meals every 2 hours. Avoid fatty and spicy foods. Herbal teas and starchy foods such as crackers, pasta, breads and rice can help. Use a medication off this list if there is no relief.
• Dramamine
• Emetrol
• Unisom
• Vitamin B-6

Body Aches/Pains
– Resting or taking a soothing bath may help relive minor aches and pains. If more relief is needed, you may use the following medications:
• Acetaminophen
• Tylenol

Heartburn
Heartburn may be relieved by eating small portions frequently rather than large meals. You should also avoid lying down immediately after eating. Spicy food or those containing caffeine may cause more discomfort and may need to be avoided. If heartburn is a problem after these measures, you may try the following:
• Tums
• Rolaids
• Maalox
• Mylanta
• Zantac
• Pepcid AC
• Prilosec

Constipation
– One way to avoid constipation is to eat a diet full of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and plenty of fluids. The best natural laxative is to use prunes or prune juice. If you require medication, you can use the following form the list:
• Colace
• Fibercom
• Citrucel
• Dulcolax
• Surfak

Hemorrhoids
One way to prevent hemorrhoids is to prevent constipation. However, some women still develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy. The following medications can be used for relief:
• Preparation H
• Anusol Cream
• Tronolane
• Nupercainal
• Tucs pads or cream

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