When painful and uncomfortable symptoms strike during pregnancy, it can feel like a bit of a guessing game figuring out what medicines can safely be taken. Here is a list of approved medicines you can take for various conditions. This list also includes food and drinks that may help you.
- Stop prenatal vitamins. Replace them with a folic acid supplement (400 mcg). Resume prenatal vitamins once nausea goes away.
- Eat 6-8 small meals a day.
- Take vitamin B6 (50 mg) up to three times a day.
- Take Unisom up to three times a day.
- Take Dramamine as directed.
- Other ideas: C-bands or ginger
- Consume prune juice, bran cereal, fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.
- Take Metamucil, Citrucel, Colace or Miralax if the above do not help.
- Take Rolaids, Tums, Gas-X, Zantac, Pepcid AC or Prilosec OTC.
- Take Tylenol Cold, Benadryl, Claritin, Mucinex (plain, not Mucinex D or DM) or Zyrtec (plain) as directed.
- If no improvement occurs in 3-5 days, call your doctor’s office.
- Take Robitussin Plain or PE, Mucinex or Delsym as directed.
- Cough drops also may be used.
- Gargle four times a day with warm salt water.
- Throat lozenges and Chloraseptic spray also are approved.
- Use normal saline nasal spray or Flonase.
- Take Tylenol (regular or extra strength).
- Do NOT take aspirin, ibuprofen or Aleve.
- Take Imodium AD
- Use Anusol, Preparation H or Tucks.
- Use calamine lotion, cortisone cream or Benadryl (by mouth or on skin).
- Use Monistat 7.
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