No medication is considered to be 100% safe for long-term use in pregnancy. Each medication carries risks and benefits. Therefore, it is recommended that you:
- Limit the use of medication unless you are severely impaired or the medication is recommended by your doctor.
- Minimize the number of days or doses taken.
These Medications are Generally Safe Choices for:
Tylenol or Extra Strength Tylenol, Sudafed (Only after the 14th week of pregnancy), Tylenol Sinus. Actifed for congestion (Only after the 14th week of pregnancy), Robitussin D.M. for cough/congestion, Saltwater nose drops.
- Increase your fluids and rest.
- Contact the office if your fever is over 101.0.
Metamucil, Surfak, Colace, Fibercon or add 3 Tbsp Bran to your favorite cereal.
- Increase fiber and fluids in your diet.
Tylenol, Extra Strength Tylenol, Acetaminophen.
- Report any headache not relieved by Tylenol.
Saltwater Nose Drops (fresh) – available at drug stores, Actifed (Only after the 13th week of pregnancy), Sudafed (Only after the 13th week of pregnancy).
DO NOT TAKE UNLESS PRESCRIBED BY DR. LA
- Ibuprofen Products (i.e., Motrin, Advil, Aleve)