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OTC Medications


 

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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