Medications

Throughout your pregnancy, you may experience symptoms such as cold, flu, heartburn, constipation and headache. We have designed the list of medications below to assist you with some of the common problems that you may encounter. You can also download and print the list to keep on your refrigerator or in your purse. Explore the specific problems so you can learn additional ways to control your symptoms without taking medication.

As always, if you should have questions or if a problem should arise, please call the office as early in the day as possible. If you have problems or questions after our office hours and do not feel it can wait until the next day, please go to the emergency room. If you are over 20 weeks gestation please call labor and delivery (St. Francis 295-8276).

COLD or ALLERGY

Benadryl
Sudafed
Chlortimeton
Cough Drops (no zinc lozenges)
Robitussin Claritin

HEARTBURN/INDIGESTION

Mylanta
Tums
Rolaids
Maalox
Pepcid
Zantac

CONSTIPATION

Drink plenty of water
Metamucil Colace 100 mg (1-2 times per day)
Surfak (1-2 times per day)

DIARRHEA

Symptoms greater than 24 hours
Imodium AD (as directed)
Drink clear liquids only

FEVER and HEADACHES and BACK PAIN

Regular Tylenol 325 mg 1-2 tabs every 4 hrs Extra Strength Tylenol 500 mg 1-2 tabs every 6 hrs

Max 4000 mg in 24 hours

If Taking max dose Tylenol greater than 2 weeks please contact our office

Fever greater than 101 not responsive to Tylenol please contact our office

NAUSEA and VOMITING

Stop taking iron and vitamins
Unisom 1-2 times per day
Vitamin B6  50 mg 2 times per day
Drink clear liquids for 24 hours
Eat small frequent meals
Eat Crackers/7-up or Ginger ale

If vomiting frequently and unable to keep fluids down for 24 hours, contact the office

 

TRAVEL

Routine uncomplicated pregnancies, you may travel up until your 36th week.

If traveling by car, stop every hour for a short stretch/walk and empty your bladder

MISCELLANOUS

No tanning, hot tubs or saunas Do not clean liter boxes

DENTAL WORK

If X-rays are necessary, be sure to use a lead apron to shield your abdomen.

Deadening agents in the "cain" family are allowed (Novacain, Carbocain, Xylocain)

If pain medication necessary, use Tylenol as described above.  If need stronger please contact our office for approval

Additional reading about medications and pregnancy can be found at http://www.otispregnancy.org/

Your Kansas contact for OTIS is:

866.626.OTIS (Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)