Safe Medications During Pregnancy
Always call for the following:
- labor pains
- broken water
- vaginal bleeding
- baby moving less than usual
- if you have concerns
Colds, Cough, Sore Throat
Call us if fever over 101.8°, no improvement in 2-3 days, anytime patient is concerned by symptoms.
- Tylenol Cold
- Robitussin/Robitussin DM Mucinex
- Cepacol Lozenges
*Decongestants should not be used the first 12 weeks of pregnancy or if you have high blood pressure.
Constipation is best prevented during pregnancy by generous drinking of water (8 glasses/day), fresh fruit, regular exercise, and stool softeners.
- Milk of Magnesia
- Colace/Sodium Docusate
Call us if fever, weak/dizzy, no improvement in 2-3 days.
- BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea)
Call us if dizziness or blurred vision.
- Tylenol/Acetaminophen (regular or extra strength)
Do not take Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naproxen.
Call us if severe abdominal pain.
- Prilosec - *Avoid Prilosec in first trimester
Liquid antacids generally work better than tablets.
- Preparation H
Avoid constipation and straining.
Nose bleeds or Gum bleeding
Both are common in pregnancy. Call us if persistent or patient is worried.
Call us if unable to keep liquids down for more than 24 hours, weak and dizzy (dehydrated).
- Vitamin B6 10-25 mg (three times daily)
Call us if no improvement after 7 day regimen.
- Monistat - 7 day
- Dentist appointment
- X-Rays with abdominal shield
- Novocain without epinephrine
- Allergy shots
- TB Test
- Flu shots