Pregnant women may safely use the following over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Please follow the directions on the package for adult dosage and use. Generic substitutions are OK. If taking other medications, please consult with your doctor first. *Avoid the use of all essential oils and herbal supplements, including Elderberry syrup/supplements until you talk to your doctor.
At any time during your pregnancy, it is NOT OK to consume:
DO NOT TAKE
If you have any further questions about a medication, be sure to ask your nurse or OB-GYN doctor.
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|Problem||Over-the-Counter Medications||Call Your Obstetrician If You Have|
|Mild Headaches/Aches & Pains||Tylenol (Acetaminophen) 325 mg
Extra Strength Tylenol (Acetaminophen) 500 mg
DO NOT exceed 4,000mg a day
|Severe and/or Persistent Headaches|
|Nasal Congestion/Cough Due to a Cold, Sinusitis||
Afrin Nasal Spray (for 3 days only)
Pepcid (as directed)
If taking Nexium or omeprazole prior, then consult MD
Ginger tablets 250-500 mg 2-3 times daily Vitamin B6 25mg tablet 3-4 times per day (up to 200 mg/day)
|If you are unable to keep ANY liquids or foods down for 24 hours or more, call the office.|
|Severe or persistent sore throat|
|Gas||Gas-X (Simethicone)||No Relief|
|Hemorrhoids||Anusol HC Cream/Ointment
Chilled Witch Hazel Packs
Preparation H Cream/Ointment
|Bleeding or severe pain|
Vitamin B6 (50 mg)
Benadryl (25 mg)
Unisom, 1 Tablet (25 mg) at bedtime
|Symptoms of vaginal yeast||7-day Monistat treatment||No relief call for an appointment to evaluate.|
|No relief with plain antihistamines.|
|Sore muscles||Icy Hot
Tylenol 325mg (extra strength is ok - 500mg)
Heat pad on low (do not place directly over your abdomen).