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Approved Prenatal Medications


 

Many patients have questions regarding medication during pregnancy. It is best to avoid taking any medications. This is particularly important in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy; however, if your condition warrants treatment, the following guidelines should be followed.

  • Nasal congestion or cold – Avoid decongestants and nasal sprays in the first 12 weeks, unless discussed with your physician or the office Triage Nurse. After 12 weeks, you may take Sudafed or Actified for 2-3 days until your symptoms subside.
  • Cough – Plain Robitussin, 1 teaspoon every 4-5 hours. May use cold air humidifier without medication added.
  • Headache – Tylenol caplets or tablets, 1 or 2 every 4 hours.
  • Constipation – Metamucil, Surfak, or Colace per package directions.
  • Nausea – Vitamin B-6, 50 mg. 3 times a day. May be taken in the first trimester.
  • Diarrhea – Kaopectate or Imodium, per package directions.
  • Heartburn – Maalox or Mylanta per package directions. For more severe reflux, Pepcid AC
  • Hemmorrhoids – Anusol local application or Preparation H, per package instructions.
  • Dental Care  – You may take Novocain, but no gaseous analgesia. Dental x-rays, with the abdomen shielded, are permitted
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