Guidelines for use of OTC Medications during your pregnancy
- Colds/Allergies/Headache: Tylenol, Sudafed (unless high blood pressure), Actifed, Dimetapp, Benadryl, nasal saline spray, Claritin, Zyrtec
- Sore throat: Chloraseptic throat spray, salt water gargle, throat lozenges
- Cough: Robitussin DM
- Heartburn/gas: Mylicon, Gas X, Mylanta, Maalox, Tums, Zantac, Prilosec, Pepcid.
- Try to eat small meals, avoiding spicy or fatty foods; do not lie down for at least 1 hour after eating or take a walk after meals to help the digestive process.
- Diarrhea: Imodium-call the office if symptoms persist more than 24 hours
- Constipation: Colace, Milk of Magnesia, Metamucil, Pericolace, Senokot, and Miralax. If needed, an occasional Dulcolax suppository. Increase fluid intake.
- Sleep aid: Tylenol PM
- Hemorrhoids: Anusol HC, Preparation H
- Do not use Aspirin or any Non-steroidal medications like Motrin, Advil, or Aleve during pregnancy
- If any symptom persists or you have a question about a medication please call the office
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