Pregnancy-safe medication recommendations in Oxford, MS

 
Take care of yourself during pregnancy

Many patients are fearful of using medications during pregnancy as they are aware of fetal anomalies that can occur from the exposure to certain medications. However, there are certain medications which you can safely take during pregnancy. As a general rule you should avoid any medications during the First Trimester development of the embryo. Otherwise, certain medications are considered safe when there is a clear indication for the use of the medications. These include:
 

Dietary Supplements

  • Ferrous sulfate
  • Prenatal Vitamins
  • Folic Acid Tablets
  • Calcium Tablets
 
 

Anti-Itch Agents

  • Benadryl Cream/Tablets
  • Calamine Lotion
  • Caladryl Lotion
 
 

Cold/Flu Remedies

  • Sudafed (brand or generic)
  • Actifed
  • Benadryl
  • Saline Nasal Spray (Ocean brand or generic)
  • Robitussin (any over the counter)
  • Chloraseptic Spray/Lozenges
  • Sucrets
 
 

Anti-Nausea Agents

  • Unisom/Vit B6 Combination
  • Emetrol
 
 

Laxatives/Stool Softeners

  • Ducolax Tablets/Suppositories
  • Fleets Enemas
  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Colace
  • Surfak
  • Metamucil
  • Fibercon
  • Senokot
 
 

Vaginal Anti-Fungal (yeast) Agents

  • Monistat-7
  • Monistat Suppositories
  • Mycostatin Vaginal Tablets
  • Mycelex Tablets or Cream
 
 

Pain Medicine

  • Tylenol (Regular or Extra-Strength)

Hemorrhoidal Agents

  • Tucks Pads
  • Anusol
  • Preparation H
 
 

Antacids

  • Turns
  • Maalox
  • Gas X
  • Mylanta
 

Varicose Veins

Although pregnancy increases the volume of blood in your body, it decreases the flow of blood from your legs to your pelvis. This change promotes varicose veins, a condition in which the valves in the veins in your legs fail which can lead to swelling and sometimes pam. If you have problems with varicose veins:

Stay off of your feet as much as possible and elevate them as often as you can

Wear loose clothing around your legs and waist

Wear support stockings from the time you awaken until you go to bed

Headache or Fever

If your temperature reaches 101 degrees or greater, you should contact your physician.

Tylenol may be taken as directed for headaches or any elevation in temperature
 

Cough, Colds & Allergies

Increase liquids to 10-12 glasses daily
Use a cool mist air humidifier at your bedside while sleeping
After your 12th week of pregnancy, you may use the following over the counter drugs
for treating common colds, coughs and allergies:
Sudafed (plain) or Tylenol Sinus may be taken for congestion as directed
Robitussin Cough Syrup (plain) may be taken for cough or congestion as directed

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