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Tylenol (including Extra Strength Tylenol) is safe at any time during the pregnancy in its usual dose. We do not recommend other pain relievers such as Advil, Aleve or aspirin.

Over-the-counter antacids are safe in pregnancy. Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, Rolaids, PepcidAC, and Zantac 75 are acceptable.

Nausea and vomiting or "morning sickness" is common. Prenatal vitamins and iron can cause nausea. It may be helpful to take your prenatal vitamin at bedtime. You may need to substitute your prenatal vitamin temporarily with a children's chewable vitamin with folic acid. You should take at least 0.8 mg of folic acid daily. Frequent small meals often help with morning sickness as well as ginger tea, or motion sickness bands. Unisom may be used, although it may make you drowsy. Take 1/2 –1 tablet at bedtime. This often has a residual effect into the next day. You may also take a 1/2 tablet in the morning if necessary. Vitamin B6 25mg or brand name Nestrex may be taken three times a day for nausea. Emetrolmay also be helpful.

Over-the-counter cold medicines are safe during any stage of pregnancy. However, we do not recommend cold syrups that have alcohol in them or combination cold preparations which have Advil or aspirin in them.

 

The following are suggested medications for cold or flu symptoms:

  • Cough –Robitussin or Robitussin DM
  • Constipation –Colace
  • Diarrhea –Kaopectateor Imodium
  • Fever –Tylenol
  • Muscle Aches –Tylenol
  • Nasal Congestion or Sinus Pain or Pressure –Mucinex, Sudafed, Benadryl, or nasal sprays
  • Sore Throat –any throat lozenge
  • Runny Nose –any over-the-counter antihistamine
  • Sleeplessness –Tylenol PM.

Many prescription pain medications, antibiotics, and anti-nausea medications are safe during pregnancy however, contact us if you are prescribed any prescription medications.




 

 

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