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Although you should try to minimize medication during your pregnancy, sometimes it is necessary for your health and comfort to take some type of medication. The following are acceptable:
- Tylenol, regular, extra strength, or generic
- Exprin (by Giant)
- Mylanta, Mylanta II
Prescription medications that may be used only on the advice of your provider are:
Always check over-the-counter cold medications for alcohol, sugar, caffeine, or aspirin. All medications should be taken as directed and for no longer than seven days. If symptoms persist, call the office.
- Allergy Relief Medicine (ARM)
- Benadryl Plus
- Benadryl Tablet, capsules, liquid
- Chlor-Trimeton, Chlor-Trimeton LA
- Robitussin DM
- Sine-Off (without aspirin)
- Sinutab, extra strength, maximum strength (not Sinutab Allergy)
- Sudafed, Sudafed Plus Tablets, liquid Sudafed, Sudafed 12 hour
- Throat Lozenges
- Triaminic, Triaminic Cold, Nite Lite, Syrup, PM, 12 Hour
- Tylenol Sinus
- Colace 50mg (one or two, twice daily)
- Adequate exercise helps. Walking is a good exercise during pregnancy.
- Eat plenty of fresh fruit, green leafy vegetables, and fiber
- Increase water intake 8–10 eight-ounce glasses daily
- If none of these measures help, call our office for further instructions.
- BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, tea/toast)
- Immodium AD (use no longer than 48 hours, and take no more than four caplets or eight teaspoons (40 ml) in 24 hours.
- If diarrhea persists, call the office for further instructions.
- Preparation H
- Sitz Bath
- Soaking in warm bath
Nausea/ Morning Sickness
- Emetrol (don’t use if diabetic)
- Ginger Root (2 tablets, 2-4 times per day)
- Small, frequent meals
- Vitamin B6 (50mg twice daily)
- 8–10 eight-ounce glasses of water per day (8 oz. glasses)