Medications and Pregnancy
The following medications can be used for minor symptoms. Be sure to take the medication only as directed by your health care provider or as written on the label. If your symptoms are not relieved or get worse, contact the office.
For information on use of specific medications and substances during pregnancy please contact our office at: 319-363-2682.
|Symptoms||Over the Counter Medication:|
|Headache||Tylenol (plain), regular or extra-strength. Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin or Aleve).|
|Cold||Tylenol (plain), regular or extra-strength for aches and fever. Sudafed (plain) for nasal congestion only after the first trimester of pregnancy. Robitussin (plain), Robitussin DM for cough. Rest and drink plenty of fluids.|
|Constipation||Metamucil, Fiber-all, Milk of Magnesia, bran, Colace, Citracel|
|Diarrhea||Kaopectate. Drink small sips of clear liquids.|
|Indigestion||Tums, Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta II, Zantac, Tagamet|
|Hemorrhoids||Preparation H, Anusol HC.|
|Nausea and Vomiting||Vitamin B6 (up to 75 mg. a day), Emetrol, Ginger, Acupuncture|
|Yeast Infection||Monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin, Femstat.|
Herbal remedies and supplements have not been proven by the FDA to perform as described. Please talk to your physician about herbal remedies/supplements prior to using during pregnancy.