What kind of "over the counter" medicine is safe for a pregnant woman? (I'm 7 1/2) weeks along...
I meant to include "acne" medicine to be specific..
Asked by Julee Telchik 2 years ago.
It depends on what you are looking for (is it for headache, diarrhea, cold???)....Tylenol products are safe. I have a list that my OB gave me...This is the list that my OB gave me... For Nausea/Vomiting: -Emetrol--take according to package directions -Unisom--one half tablet with 25mg of Vit b6-take every 6 hours Diarrhea: -Imodium--either liquid or capsules according to pckg directions Indigestion/Heartburn/Gas: -Zantac-According to pckg dir. -Pepcid AC--according to pckg dir Constipation: Laxatives come in stool softeners and stimulants...try softeners first for 1-2 days before a stimulant Stool Softeners-Metamucil, Colace, Surfak, Prune or Pear juice, dried prunes Stimulants-Ducolax, Ex-lax, Milk of Magnesia Hemorrhoids: Any OTC creme or suppository (also brief hot tub soaks and avoid constipation Colds/Congestion: Decongestants: Sudafed, Afrin Nasal Spray (do not use more than 3 days) Antihistamines: Chlor-trimeton, Benedryl, Claritin Combinations: Dimetapp Extentabs, Actifed, Drixoral, Sudafed plus, Tylenol Cold and Sinus Coughs: Robitussin DM, Triaminic Cough Syrup, Benadryl Cough Syrup Headache/Fever Tylenol, Datril, Anacin 3, Acetaminophen (reg or extra strength according to package directions) Sore Throat: Any OTC lozenge or spray is fine, including chloraseptic The following should NOT be used: Aspirin Ibuprofen (motrin, advil, aleve, nuprin, and others) Accutane (used to treat acne) Lithium Caffeine Alcohol Nicotine Hope this helps!!!!!!! Answered by Cassidy Taubert 2 years ago.
Ask your doctor before taking any medication. For acne, pretty much most creams/washes, lotions etc. are safe. If you're considering taking anything that is a pill, or if you're not sure, don't trust the advice of total strangers, ask your doctor. It's not paranoid, it's common sense. Answered by Roseline Chaple 2 years ago.
My Dr. said none until you were past the first trimester (3 months) then after that it was very specific. I remember I could take Tylenol and Tums. Best advice I can give is to check with your Dr. Answered by Caroll Ketter 2 years ago.
Just know that nothing is really 100% safe. Doctors will allow you to take low risk things such as: For headaches and general aches, you can take Tylenol, but not extra strength. For cold symptoms, you can also take Sudafed. But ALWAYS double check with your doctor first! Good luck! Answered by Gita Humbertson 2 years ago.
It depends on what it's for. But the safest bet is to ask the pharmacist at the grocery/pharmacy counter. They will be able to tell you very quickly. If you are not planning on going to the store, call any pharmacy with the medication in hand and ask them. Answered by Johnsie Muehlbach 2 years ago.
Don't rely on anything anyone here tells you, don't gamble with the life of your baby. You need advice from the professionals, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. Answered by Monet Tulino 2 years ago.
What are you trying to treat? What kind of over the counter meds do you mean? Cold? Allergies? Hemmorhoids? Answered by Saundra Maifeld 2 years ago.
Your doctor should have given you a list. But I didn't take anything my entire pregnancy...except for four times I used Tylenol for headaches...that's it. Oh and TUMS for heartburn...but nothing else. Answered by Felica Loche 2 years ago.
always ask your doctor before takeing any kind of medicine Answered by Liza Kehres 2 years ago.
Over the counter med for what? Get the book.. The Do's and Don't of Pregnancy. That book will list everything you can and can't take.. and what trimester you can and can't take it in. Answered by Rene Ritari 2 years ago.
6.1 months preg?
and i have the flu, what do i need to watch out for? what should i do, and what can i take?
Asked by Theola Glawson 2 years ago.
No medication is 100% safe and I am not a doctor. This is my list that my OB gave me of Over-the-Counter medications that you can take. Colds: Contact Co-Tylenol Tylenol Sinus Tylenol PM Extra Strenght Tylenol Ornadex-RX Actifed Actifed Plus Chor-Trimetron Sudafed Sudafed Sinus Sudafed Severe Cold Formula Benadryl Drixoral Afrin Nasal Spray Cough: Benylin Expectorant Robitussin Dimetapp Vick Formula 44 Cough Drops: Halls Tessalon Drops w/ liquid center Sore Throat: Listerine (Gargle) Cepastat Chloroseptic Diarrhea: Kaopectate Donagel PG Nausea: Dramamine Hemorrhoids: Anusol Preparation H Indigestion: Mylanta Mylicon Riopan Tums Di Gel Rolaids Zantac Laxative: Senokot Peri Colace Milk of Magneisa Correctal Can NOT take w/out doctors orders Asiprin X-lax Motrin/Advil Emitrol Nyquil Keep an eye on your body temp. and/or fever. If it gets high try to bring it down with Tylenol and/or put cool washcloths on all your pressure points. That will draw out the heat. Also make sure you are drinking enough fluids. I had the flu a few weeks ago and had to be hospialized because I got dehydrated. I hope you feel better! Answered by Harley Phong 2 years ago.
There really isn't much you take for it. And about the only thing you can do is let it run its course. Just make sure, if you are vomiting frequently, that you're drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Also get plenty of rest. Answered by Dolly Sinagra 2 years ago.
Contact your doctor because you can not take anything over the counter without him telling what to take. He can tell you what to watch out for and what to do. I hate this for you. I was sick during my pregnancy with my son and it is terrible! I hope you feel better. Answered by Kenya Cosner 2 years ago.
congrats... i am also 6.1 months pregnant... drink alot of liquids.. get alot of rest.. and take alot of showers.. Answered by Verline Nettles 2 years ago.
Pregnant with gas pains...?
I had a baby 6 months ago and didn't experience ANY of these but a friend was asking....She is one month along...(a newbie) and for the last two nights has had bad gas pains and she thinks constipation and wanted to know if anyone knew of there was anything to relieve the pain or help it. What is OK to take...
Asked by Corrinne Meegan 2 years ago.
I had a baby 6 months ago and didn't experience ANY of these but a friend was asking....She is one month along...(a newbie) and for the last two nights has had bad gas pains and she thinks constipation and wanted to know if anyone knew of there was anything to relieve the pain or help it. What is OK to take (meds) or any other ideas. Please help so I can help her!! Answered by James Cippina 2 years ago.
Here is the list that my OBGYN gave me as safe OTC meds: COLD or SINUS Tylenol 1-2 every 4 hours Aspirin Free Dristan Chlor-Trimeton Drixoral (after 16 weeks) Sudafed *Inhalers for Asthma are OK except Cromolyn COUGH Robitussin (Plain or DM) Benylin Expectorant Cough Drops – Halls or Cepastat Chloraceptic Lozenges HEARTBURN Riopan Plus or any low sodium antacid Maalox – if constipated. Do NOT take Tums with Prenatal Vitamins, calcium prevents absorption of iron. Mylanta NAUSEA Vitamin B-6, 100mg 3 times a day Emetrol VOMITING Bowel rest, clear liquids 12 to 24 hrs. Then advance to bland foods i.e. bread, soup, rice etc as tolerated. Consult physician for medication HEADACHES Tylenol 2 every 4 hours Anacin 3 SORE THROAT Chloraceptic Cepacol Lozenges Sucrets CONSTIPATION Surfak Stool Softener Senokot Doxidan Metamucil DIARRHEA Bowel rest, clear liquids 12 to 24 hrs. then advance to bland foods i.e. bread, soup, rice etc as tolerated HEMORRHOIDS Tucks Annusol Suppositories Preparation H Tronolane Ice packs YEAST INFECTION Monistat Answered by Siu Kraetsch 2 years ago.
I had severe gas pains. I took Tums, which didn't help at all. The only thing that helped was the passage of time. It's tough to say, but as the pregnancy progresses every thing changes that we have to put up with. In another month she'll have to deal with something else. If it gets really bad, she should check with a doctor before taking any OTC medications. Answered by Alpha Belfiore 2 years ago.
I had gas bad. It was awful and I am afraid nothing helped me except to wait it out, it does get better. She can try tums though. As far as constipation, a diet high it fiber will help. Apple juice, fruit, whole grains, prunes, dried apricots, beans, and veggies. She can also ask her doctor for a prenatal vitamin with a stool softener in it, that might help. Answered by Meghann Souvannarith 2 years ago.
m/b ask your doc, but you could just avoid things that cause gas and red meat and strongly seasoned foods. Drink goats milk instead of cows, its better for you are our bodies digest it easier and papayas are supposed to help with gas and you could do a pregnancy safe workout, that should help with the gas. Answered by Trudy Gallinaro 2 years ago.
it's probably from the prenatal vitamin. she can take a stool softener and gas relief Mylicone. i'm 28 weeks and have gas every night and morning, it's horrible and painful Answered by Bradley Peete 2 years ago.
tell her to chew on a pinch of fennel seeds or to take a pinch and boil it in water and drink the water. This will get rid of all of the gas. It is kinda like a homemade gripe water. Answered by James Vandergraph 2 years ago.
Fennel Tea is good for gas. Answered by Coralee Jepperson 2 years ago.
ok heres the tip. u have to be VERY careful w. what u eat drink or take as "meds" while preg. not every constipation med its safe. but one that works just great its "COLACE" its safe for all preg woman. she can buy it over the counter, tell her to try it for while(direction on the box)then if she needs something stronger then she should call her doc and ask him/her. Answered by Heather Herendeen 2 years ago.
Tell your friend to dont be shy and to just let it go. Here in my country we call it a (peo trabancado) Answered by Consuela Fukumoto 2 years ago.
tell her to sit in the potty and read until it happeneds.. also if she has gas not to hold it! try apples and prunes Answered by Terresa Quintin 2 years ago.
How can I ease this continous dry cough I have from sinus infection? It's miserable!?
Also, I've already tried Benadryl and Max. Benadryl both, no luck for the cough relief department.
Asked by Elbert Diestel 2 years ago.
I've been sick for 2 weeks and a few days ago I saw my doctor. I thought it was just really bad allergies. She said, yes, it's really bad allergies and I have a severe sinus infection on top of it. She put me on Amoxicillian 875 mg, twice per day, and 2 prescrption allergy meds, twice per day. I'm still dry coughing and I cannot stand it! I've been through just about all the cough syrups there is, plus Alka Seltzer Sinus and Allergy, Sudaphed PH, Drixoral, regular Alaverts, Delysm and everything I can think of and I'm SO sick of this cough. Is there anything I can honestly get relief by taking???? I'm so sick of cough drops that as soon as they tough my mouth I'm nauseated from them. Does the apple cider and water thing really work? Any other remedies you all may know of to calm this hack? Answered by Aaron Morron 2 years ago.
How about just drinking some hot tea and putting a humidifier on in your bedroom while you sleep. The humidifier will work wonders. Answered by Dylan Fieldstadt 2 years ago.
Diarrhea medications safe in pregnancy?
Asked by Retta Frier 2 years ago.
GENERAL MEDICATION USE DURING PREGNANCY The over-the-counter (OTC) medications listed below are generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. However, it is always best to avoid taking any medication during the first trimester, if at all possible. Also, while these suggested medications are permissible, on an acute or short-term basis, you should inform your doctor of any drug wich you feel you will need over a longer period of time. There are many prescription drugs which are also safe to take. ANTACIDS LAXATIVES FEVER Gelusil Citrucel Tylenol * Maalox Colace Mylanta Doxidan Pepcid Ac Metamucil Riopan Milk of Magnesia Titralac Plus Peri-colace Tums Senokot Tagamet Senokot-Plus Titralac Zantac NAUSEA DIARRHEA HEMORRHOIDS Emetrol Imodium-AD Anusol Dramamine Kaopectate Preparation-H Tucks * Avoid taking aspirin containing compounds. Avoid Advil, Motrin, Nuprin-type drugs - called "nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs" COLDS (UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS) ANTIHISTAMINES DECONGESTANTS COMBINATION COUGH Tavist Sudafed Actifed Cold & Allergy Robitussin DM Chlor-Trimeton Sinutab Sudafed Plus Claritin Tylenol cold Chlor-Trimeton Plus Actifed Cold & Sinus Tylenol Multisymptom Formula ** Do not use Dimerane, Dimetapp, or Drixoral during pregnancy. Try to avoid decongestants in the first trimester. NOTE: This is a partial list only. It is not possible to put together a complete list as there are so many name-brand formulations. Answered by Cindy Gibney 2 years ago.
My advice. NO medication is safe during pregnancy. Answered by Quiana Ribron 2 years ago.
ask your dr but i thank you can get the wal-mart brand of anti-diarrhea med.that is what i took. Answered by Colene Vanschuyver 2 years ago.
Can't sleep, wierd feeling after taking medicine?
I've been sick so I just bee taking regular over the counter liquid medicine..it says take every 6 hrs but I usually do it every 5-6 hrs...and the last one I took I was 2 hrs early...now trying to go to sleep, when I close my eyes and try to sleep my heart drops which causes me to open my eyes and I get dizzy...
Asked by Sean Stdenis 2 years ago.
I've been sick so I just bee taking regular over the counter liquid medicine..it says take every 6 hrs but I usually do it every 5-6 hrs...and the last one I took I was 2 hrs early...now trying to go to sleep, when I close my eyes and try to sleep my heart drops which causes me to open my eyes and I get dizzy and my body gets chills...its a really wierd feeling if im even explaining it right, and its freaking me out!! Ahh what's going onn Answered by Alice Kurtulus 2 years ago.
ALWAYS read the box and look at symptoms and active ingredients, plus you should talk to doctor....... two types of over the counter cough medication Dextromethorphan- are thought to thin mucus and make coughing more productive in clearing the mucus from the airway examples Delsym, Drixoral, Pertussin CS and Robitussin Pediatric. Expectorants, Guaifenesin is the only expectorant used in OTC products and is in products such as Guiatuss, Robitussin and Tusibron. call your doctor/pharmacist You might want to alternate between the two, plus take TOO MUCH and you can hallucinate ect…. PLUS don’t take and anything with the same active ingredients... if are really concern look up overdose symtoms on google.com You are probably fine cough medication mess w/ head, stay calm. . . .hope this helps =) Answered by Loyce Hoerner 2 years ago.
Not sure what your sickness is, however if you think it is the medicine that causes your weird feeling then you should start drinking a lot of fluid to sort of flush it. Answered by Fumiko Meidinger 2 years ago.
it might be the sickness. Answered by Lawrence Meinerding 2 years ago.