MEDICATIONS FOR THE PRENATAL PATIENT HEADACHES/PAIN Use only regular or extra-strength Tylenol. MIGRAINE HEADACHES Tylenol #3 (This is a prescription drug and may be obtained through your primary care physician.) COUGHS/COLDS Over-the-counter products are acceptale that contain only acetaminophen, pseudoephedrine, Dextromethorphan, guaifensin, or diphenhydramine. Do not use cough preparations that contain alcohol. All cough drops are okay. Saline Nasal Spray may be used to help congestion. Check labels as ingredients change from time to time and may not be the same as the last time you took it. Do not take Phenyleprine; some Tylenol preparations contain these. SEASONAL ALLERGIES Over-the-counter products are acceptable that contain only acetaminophen. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine, such as Chlor/Trimeton. Note that Claritin & Zyrtec are prescription medications. FLU SHOT This is recommended at any time during pregnancy. CONSTIPATION Increase liquids, fresh fruits, vegetables and bran cereal. Increase daily walking. Metamucil, Senekot, Surfak, Colace, Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia, glycerin suppositories. CALCIUM Recommended dosage for the prenatal patient is 1500-2000 mg daily. This may be obtained through diet (milk contains 300 mg per 8 oz. glass) or supplements such as Tums, Tums Ex, Viactiv, Os-Cal. HEMORRHOIDS Tucks, Anusol-HC, Preparation-H. Warm tub soaks for 15-20 minutes three times a day. PRESCRIPTION ANTIBIOTICS (If not allergic, any Penicillin or Cephalosporin is okay.) Ampicillin, Keflex, Erythromycin, Augmentin, Penicillin, Zithromax, Macrodantin, Amoxicillin. For any questions, please contact the prescribing physician and advise him/her of your pregnancy status. INDIGESTION/HEARTBURN Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox, Zantac (75mg), Pepcid-AC. Avoid Alka Seltzer. Lactose pills are okay for those with a lactose intolerance. COLD SORE Lysine MUSCLE ACHES Mineral Ice, BenGay Avoid hot tubs. A heating pad may be used for 10 minutes at a time, but avoid the “hot” setting and do not apply directly to the abdomen. RASH Hydrocortisone cream 1%, Benadryl, Calamine lotion, Eucerin. DENTAL Lidocaine or another local anesthetic is acceptable if you are not allergic. X-rays are acceptable if necessary to determine treatment options and if the abdomen is shielded. INSOMNIA (Sleep Problems) Warm milk, Benadryl (25 or 50 mg) used sparingly, Unisom SleepTabs (1/2 tablet, 12.5 mg) YEAST INFECTIONS Terazol (Prescription) Any over-the-counter anti-fungal preparation; do not use the applicator after 36 weeks of pregnancy. DIARRHEA Kaopectate, low-dose Imodium. PRENATAL VITAMINS Any prenatal vitamin, prescription or over-the-counter. Avoid extra doses of vitamins.
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