Medications In Pregnancy

I advise that all drug be avoided in pregnancy, but these medications are apparently safe and can be used if needed. Use a specific medicine for a specific problem, for example. Nyquil (aside from it's alcohol content) is a shot gun therapy that treats everything. This is taking more than may be needed for the problem you are facing. These medications are also safe during breast feeding.

 

Headaches/Backaches/Muscle pain/Fever/Cramps/Sprains

Tylenol (acetominophen products)

Cold/Sinus Problems

Sudafed (pseudoephedrine products)

Actifed (Sudafed with triprolidine)

Benadryl (diphenhvdramine products)

Sore Throat

Chloraseptic Spray or Lozenges

Cough

Robitussin DM (gauiffenenesin and dextromethorphan)

Leg Cramps

Calcium carbonate (max 1000mg/d)

Itching Rash
Hydrocort 10 (hydrocortisone cream)

Yeast

Monistat Cream or Suppositories (miconazole)

Diarrhea

Kaopectate (attapulgite)

Nausea/Vomiting

Emetrol (phosphoralated carbohydrate soluton)

Constipation

Doxidan (phenophthalein and docusate calcium)

Metamucil or Fiberall (psyilium hydrophilic muciloid fiber)

Fibercon (polycardophil), Citrocel (methyl cellulose)

Heartburn/Gas

Tums (calcium carbonate) Riopan Plus (magaldrate antacid)

Gaviscon (aluminium hydroxide and magnesium trisilicate)

FRED CREUTZMANN, M.D. CARROLLTON - 972-394-7277 or www.DrCmd.com