OTC medications safe to take during pregnancy/breast feeding
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JENNY22074 - October 25

Ladies - here is a list my OB gave me in my welcome packet about things that are safe to take during pregnancy. I figured this would help since you have not yet gone to an OB and that is a few more weeks away.

COLD,COUGH, SINUS/ALLERGY:
Sudafed, Robitussin/RobitussinDM, Tylenol Cough and Sinus, Tavist-1 and Tavist-D, Benadryl, Comtrex, Medi Flu, Dimetapp and extend tablets, Sinutab

CONSTIPATION:
Dialose, Metamucil, Correctol - Extra Gentle, Milk of Magnesia, Colace (stool softener), FiberCon, Senekot

HEMMORRHOIDS:
Anusol H-C 1, Anusol Suppositories, Tucks, Preperation H Suppositories

PAIN RELIEF:
Tylenol (regular and extra strength)

SORE THROAT:
Sucrets, Cepastat, Cepacol, Warm Salt Water Gargles

INSOMNIA:
Warm milk at bedtime, Benadryl 25-50mg used 1-2 times per week to help you sleep, Tylenol PM used 1-2 times per week, Unisom

HEARTBURN AND INDIGESTION:
Riopan, Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox HRF (Heartburn Relief Formula), Di-Gel, Gaviscom, Pepcid AC, Zantac 75

DIARRHEA:
Kaopectate, Immodium AD

YEAST INFECTIONS (after the 1st trimester)
Monistat 7, Gyne Lotrimin, Mycelex 7

RASHES:
Hydrocortison Cream, Aveeno Oatmeal Bath, Domeboro Powder Pac

MORNING SICKNESS:
Emetrol, Vitamin B6 100mg daily, BRAT Diet (bananaa, Rice, Applesauce, Toast)

BREAST SORENESS:
Masse Cream, Vitamin E, Ice on nipple before feeding

 

JENNY22074 - January 18

Just wanted to make sure that this reposted a little higher on the forum list since we are in that time of year

 

Tracy1 - January 19

Thanks jenny.
I have taken the odd Panadol/Tylenol only when I have really had to, so glad to be reassured that it's safe!

Tracy

 

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