Approved Medications

 

All medications may be purchased over the counter and are to be taken only if symptoms are present.  If symptoms persist, follow up in the office as indicated. These medications are considered safe in pregnancy, but should only be taken if necessary.

                       

 

 

**CALL IF TEMPERATURE BECOMES 101 DEGREES OR HIGHER**

 

COLDS  

Actifed, Sudafed        

Tylenol cold/sinus       

COMTREX (no Liqui-Gels)    

Ocean Spray nasal spray

Mucinex

Benadryl 

COUGHS

Robitussin

Robitussin DM

Warm salt-water gargles

Cough drops

 

PAIN/FEVER   

Tylenol

INSOMNIA

Unisom Regular Strength 

Benadryl

 

SORE THROAT 

Chloraseptic spray  

Cough drops 

Zinc lozenges   

Salt-water gargle

 

DIARRHEA

Imodium

BRAAT diet- Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Avocados, Toast

Patients with bloody diarrhea or persistent, frequent loose stools for over 36 hours should call the office.

NAUSEA                                    

Emetrol/Emecheck                

Dramamine    

Benadryl 

Vitamin B-6 25mg plus ½ tablet Unisom every six hours                                    

CONSTIPATION

Miralax

Fiberall, Citrucel

Milk of Magnesia (MOM)

Gas X, Phazyme

Increase fiber in diet with fruit both fresh and dried.

Increase water and juice

Avoid avocados and bananas

Magnesium supplementation

Epsom salt baths

 

HEARTBURN 

Rolaids or Tums

Mylanta, Maalox (liquid or tablets)

Pepcid                   

Zantac 

 

HEMORRHOIDS

Preparation H, Tucks Pads

Anusol cream

Sitz baths

***** see medications for constipation

ALLERGIES

Benadryl  

Zyrtec 

Claritin

Flonase

YEast infections

Eat yogurt with live cultures

Monistat   

HEadache

Daily prevention: Magnesium 250 mg plus B12/Riboflavin 200mg

Rescue treatment: Magnesium 750 mg/2 Tylenol Extra Strength/Benadryl 50mg/Sudafed 30mg

Alternative treatment: Tylenol Extra strength/ Aspirin 81 mg/Coca-cola