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Chart Over-the-counter medications during pregnancy BabyCenter

11/18/2014
02:21 | Author: Cole Thomas

Pregnancy and over the counter medications
Chart Over-the-counter medications during pregnancy BabyCenter

Find out which over-the-counter medicines are considered low risk during pregnancy for the occasional mild illness, and which OTC medicines are not safe for.

We've listed a few brand names as examples, but there are many more on the market. This chart lists over-the-counter (OTC) medicines considered low risk for pregnant women when taken for the occasional mild illness. It also mentions a few that are not safe.

Don't take more than the recommended dose and, if possible, avoid taking anything during your first trimester, when your developing baby is most vulnerable. Of course, nothing is 100 percent safe for all women, so it's a good idea to check with your doctor or midwife before taking any kind of medicine during pregnancy – even an over-the-counter product.

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There you'll find fact sheets on various drugs and exposures that can affect your baby as well as a list of teratogen information services that you can contact. A teratogen is anything in the environment – a chemical or substance like radiation, for example – that can cause a birth defect.) Share. NOTE: If you have a question about the safety of any medication during pregnancy, visit the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists Web site.

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Taking Medicine During Pregnancy Safe and Unsafe Medications

11/17/2014
12:18 | Author: Caitlin White

Pregnancy and over the counter medications
Taking Medicine During Pregnancy Safe and Unsafe Medications

There may come a time during your pregnancy when you're feeling under the weather and aren't sure if you can take your regular over-the-counter (OTC).

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10 Over-the-Counter Drugs to Avoid During Pregnancy - Consumer

9/16/2014
02:23 | Author: Christina Harris

Pregnancy and over the counter medications
10 Over-the-Counter Drugs to Avoid During Pregnancy - Consumer

So it's not surprising that most pregnant women have used over-the-counter medications. In fact, some data suggest that, overall, women are actually more likely.

(2nd trimester): Use with caution Before 14 weeks.

and after 27 weeks.

9th ed. Drugs in pregnancy and lactation: a reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk. Information from Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ eds. Wolters.

(2nd trimester): Use with caution Before 14 weeks.

Products containing pseudo-ephedrine2: Advil Cold & Sinus; Claritin-D; Sudafed 12 Hour.

Note: This chart does not list every drug that is unsafe to take during pregnancy. Drug Found in Consumer Reports' recommendation Possible alternative Bayer; Excedrin Migraine Tylenol (acetaminophen) Kaopectate; Pepto Bismol.

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CDC - Medication and Pregnancy

7/15/2014
04:56 | Author: Evan Martin

Pregnancy and over the counter medications
CDC - Medication and Pregnancy

Pregnant women should not stop or start taking any type of This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as dietary or.

We know little about the effects of taking most medications during pregnancy. This is because pregnant women are often not included in studies to determine safety of new medications before they come on the market. Less than 10% of medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1980 have enough information to determine their risk for birth defects. 1.

But for many of the medications listed, there is not enough known to determine their safety or risk for use during pregnancy.

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Over-the-counter medicines safe to use during pregnancy

5/14/2014
06:55 | Author: Kate Thompson

Pregnancy and over the counter medications
Over-the-counter medicines safe to use during pregnancy

If you're pregnant and need relief from conditions like allergies, fever, Conditions & treatments Over-the-counter medicines safe to use during pregnancy.

Call your clinic if your pain is in your abdomen (stomach).

rash. If you don't have relief in 24 hours, call your clinic. Do not take more than 4,000 mg in 24 hours. Take 650 to 1,000 mg every four hours as needed.

sinus congestion and cold.

sleep problems sore throat vaginal yeast infection. Avoid all products with phenylpropanolamine and phenylephrine.

Brand names and ingredients can change. Condition Medicine acne allergy constipation cough (alcohol-free syrup) diarrhea fever. Use the generic name (in parentheses) as the key for using these medicines.

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