Medications Safe in Pregnancy
For Colds and Flu:
- Tylenol for body aches, pains and headaches.
- Sudafed or Mucinex for congestion
- Robitussin for coughing
- Chloraseptic Spray or Cepacol lozenges for sore throat, you can also do warm salt water gargles
- Call the office for a prescription if: You have a fever over 101, coughing up green phlegm, especially if you don’t feel better in 2-3 days.
- It’s ok to take Benadryl, Claritin, and Zyrtec
- Ok to take Milk of Magnesia, Sennakot, Miralax or Colace. Also, make sure you add extra fiber in your diet; Benefiber is good and drink extra water.
- Ok to take Immodium AD
- BRAT diet, bananas, rice, applesauce, tea or toast.
Nausea and Vomiting:
- Ok to try Vitamin B6, Ginger, Ginger Tea, Emetol- over the counter syrup to settle stomach.
- Call the doctor is no relief for prescription: If you are unable to keep anything down for more than one day or if you are weak or dizzy.
- Ok to take Mylanta, Maalox, Tums, Pepcid or Zantac.
- Call the doctor if above medications does not help or if you are having abdominal pain or black tarry stools.
- Ok to take Tylenol ES 2 tabs every 6 hours.
- DO NOT TAKE ASPRIN OR IBUPROFEN!!
- Call the doctor if: you have blurred vision, dizzy or seeing spots
- Ok to use Preparation H, Anusol or Tucks.
Nose Bleeds or Gum Bleeding:
- This is very common with pregnancy. You can use Ocean Spray as needed.
- Call the doctor if: you are worried or persistent.
- This is very common especially at night. Try to increase your diet in Potassium (bananas and orange juice); magnesium oxide 400-800 mg daily.
- It is ok to go to the dentist. You can have X-rays be sure they shield your abdomen and thyroid. We have a note for your dentist if you would like to get one.
- Ok for “Novocain,” some antibiotics and pain medications. Have your dentist call the office for approved medications. 314-432-3669