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i am 22 weeks pregnant and have flu, which medication can i take over the counter.

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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Most: Most cough/cold medicines are safe in pregnancy: tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest. Benadryl, sudafed, robitussin, Mucinex are all considered safe. Avoid Aspirin and ibuprofen. If by "flu" you mean a GI infection causing nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, your doctor can prescribe some antinausea, and immodium is safe for diarrhea, but only use if getting very dehydrated.

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