Safe Medications

We recommend that you start pre-natal vitamins, Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Fish or flaxseed Oil), and calcium 1200mg daily.

The following is a guideline of medications safe to use in pregnancy.

Please call the office if your symptoms persist or if your temperature exceeds 100.4

DO NOT take aspirin, ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil or Aleve – unless directed to do so specifically by one of the providers.

COLD/ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
Actifed, Sudafed, Tylenol Sinus, Tylenol Multi-symptom Cold (day and night liquids), Tavist, Claritin(D), Loratidine, Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), Chlor-trimeton

COUGH, SINUS SYMPTOMS
Zyrtec(D), Guaifenesin (Robitussin DM or CF, Humibid LA, Mucinex, Dextromethorphan (Benylin DM, Delsym, Vicks 44), Tessalon, Tessalon Perles, Neti Pot (must use distilled water only), Cepacol, Chloraseptic lozenges, Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton; Vicks

HEADACHES OR PAIN
Regular or Extra Strength Tylenol (acetominophen)

INDIGESTION and/or GAS
Mylanta, Maalox, Riopan Plus, Tums, Rolaids, Tagamet, Zantac, Prevacid, Pepcid, Nexium, Prilosec, Simethicone, Carafate

CONSTIPATION
Bisacodyl (Correctol, Dulcolax, Feen-a-mint), Dialose plus, Milk of Magnesia, Ducosate Calcium, Colace, Surfak, Senokot, Metamucil, Psyllium, Fibercon, Benefiber

DIARRHEA
Kaopectate, Immodium

HEMORRHOIDS
Anusol HC suppositories, Preparation H

NAUSEA
Unisom, Vitamin B6, B-Natal, Preggo-pops. Begin with a trial of dry crackers, toast, rice, bananas, apples and Ginger Ale. Drinks with calories are best – Sprite, Coke, Gatorade. Multiple small meals are better. If you are unable to keep any food or liquids down for 24 hours, call the office.

RASHES/CUTS
Benadryl cream, Caladryl lotion or cream, hydrocortisone cream or ointment, oatmeal baths, Bacitracin, Neosporin, Polysporin

YEAST INFECTIONS
Fem-stat, Clotrimazole (Lotrimin), Miconazole (Monistat), Ticonazole (Monistat 1, Vagistat 1). If you have never had a yeast infection before, please make an appointment for evaluation.

LEG CRAMPS
Exercise leg and calf muscles by stretching three times/day. Increase milk and dairy products. Take Calcet or Fosfree, Viactiv calcium chews, or Tums with calcium or other calcium tablet.

STRETCHING PAINS OF UTERUS
Usually occurs between 12-20 weeks. Avoid quick sudden movements, bending over, lifting heavy objects, moving quickly in and out of a car, or anything that may cause a sudden stretching pain on uterine ligaments. Take Tylenol and rest with feet elevated. Try warm bath or heating pad on low back.

DENTAL
Dental care is encouraged. X-rays may be performed as necessary with proper shields. Local anesthetics are also safe.

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