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I'm pregnant can I take theraflu?

I'm pregnant can I take theraflu?

Better options: Theraflu contains a variety of pharmaceuticals like acetominophen, antihistamines, cough suppressants & decongestants that may reduce symptoms but do nothing to actually help you heal. These can have unpleasant side effects. It also has artificial colors/sweeteners/flavors & preservatives. I would not take it during the first trimester, but most docs feel it is ok later in pregnancy. See my comments. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Running fevers, chills, body aches, cough and sneezing. Nausea. I'm pregnant can I take theraflu? If not then what?

Running fevers, chills, body aches, cough and sneezing. Nausea. I'm pregnant can I take theraflu? If not then what?

Pregnancy C: You need to discuss with your gynecologist obstetrician. It is pregnancy risk c. With pregnancy there is always a risk with a medication. This is something needs to be decided specifically for your own. This is something you need to ask your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can take terraflu while iam pregnant?

Can take terraflu while iam pregnant?

Most likely: You should always ask your own doctor, but the ingredients in theraflu are generally safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 6 months of pregnancy and I got a cold, is it ok to take terraflu for the cold?

I am 6 months of pregnancy and I got a cold, is it ok to take terraflu for the cold?

Need to talk to OB!: Good evening,
cold will get better within seven days with or without any medication. If you are suffering from fever, it should be ok to take fever medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. Any medication at this stage of pregnancy is best avoided if possible. Give it sometime, it will be fine. Always talk to your obstetrician before you take any medication if you must. Have a great day. ...Read more

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Is thermaflu ok for a sore throat during pregnancy?

Is thermaflu ok for a sore throat during pregnancy?

No: Theraflu has a combination of medications on it. One of them, pseuephedrine, may lower the blood supply to the fetus.
It's better just to take plain tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) cold if you have runny nose. ...Read more

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If im pregnant can I take Zicam for a cold?

If im pregnant can I take Zicam for a cold?

Please ask your OB: No adequate studies of the product done in pregnant women so if u were my pt I would say no and it can ruin your sense of smell Zicam paid out of a lawsuit about this and please get in the habit of asking your OB about any meds to take while you are preg. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, can I take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for constipacion?

Category C drug: This medication is considered relatively safe during pregnancy.The category c designation means there is no existing data to suggest it will harm a developing fetus. ...Read more

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I have unlcers and I'm pregnant can I take Picot?

I have unlcers and I'm pregnant can I take Picot?

Ask you OBGYN Doc: I believe this is an antacid of some kind. The usual rule in pregnancy is that nothing is 100% safe, having said that I would think you can find a reasonably safe antacid but its use needs to be blessed by the OBGYN Doctor. He will know what you can use. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

Depends: There are some medications that you shouldn't take, like decongestants, if you are pregnant. A good cough medicine is plain old honey. It will coat the throat, is safe to use often, and tastes better. ...Read more

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I'm treing to get pregnant can I take mebendazole?

I'm treing to get pregnant can I take mebendazole?

Probably not: Mebendazole has shown activity damaging to the infant in pregnant rats at oral doses approximately equal to the human dose. The use of Mebendazole is not recommended in pregnant women. Since the course of treatment is so short you could refrain from sex or use contraceptives during that time and then resume trying to become pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm eight months pregnant. Can I take Alka Seltzer for a cold?

I'm eight months pregnant. Can I take Alka Seltzer for a cold?

No: At 8 months aspirin and NSAIDs which are in alka seltzer are not a good idea. You want to treat just the symptoms which you have. Discuss your symptoms with your OB and ask for recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get pregnant can I take tisane to clean out my system after my period?

I'm trying to get pregnant can I take tisane to clean out my system after my period?

Tisane use?: I am not sure what tisane is and what it is designed to accomplish nor how that related to conceiving. ...Read more

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I'm 3 and a half months pregnant, can I take over-the-counter allergy or cold medication?

I'm 3 and a half months pregnant, can I take over-the-counter allergy or cold medication?

Yes, some: Both Claritin and zyrtec are rated category b for pregnancy. These antihistamines can be effective and lack the drowsy side effects of medication like benadryl (diphenhydramine). It would still be a good idea to check with an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Im8 weeks pregnant can I take dulcolax?

Ask your provider: Generally, this should be fine, but it is always best to consult the provider who is caring for you during your pregnancy before taking any medication. ...Read more

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I am pregnant can I take sinus relief for my congestion?

I am pregnant can I take sinus relief for my congestion?

Probably not: It depends on how far along you are. In the first Trimester, no medication. Use nasal saline to this your nasal secretion and to make it easy to blow your nose. We really do not know the effect of Meds on the developing fetus snd we do not recommend Sny Meds. If you are further along you might be able to take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and headache. You might be able to take Nenadryl for congest ...Read more

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33wks pregnant, can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if I need it? How often and how many mg

33wks pregnant, can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if I need it? How often and how many mg

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a "category b" medication which means there has been some testing and no reported problems. Follow the directions on the bottle and take only what you really need. If it is not helping, stop taking it and consult your doctor. ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant can I take clairitin-d?

19 weeks pregnant can I take clairitin-d?

Probably: Claritin-d is a fda pregnancy category b drug. Claritin-d is not expected to harm an unborn baby. However, should tell one's doctor if one is pregnant or plans to become pregnant during treatment with claritin-d. ...Read more

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13 weeks pregnant, can I take canesten oral capsule?

13 weeks pregnant, can I take canesten oral capsule?

No.: Do not take Clotrimazole in pregnancy (class c - animal side-effects noted). I cannot think why anyone would prescribe Clotrimazole in pregnancy - seek a second opinion for your condition.
If you are talking about oral fluconazole, it may be taken as a one time 150 mg dose with appropriate counseling (fetal risks exist). Prefer topical treatment for yeast vaginitis! ...Read more

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6 months pregnant Can I take probiotics (acidophilus)? Is it safe

6 months pregnant Can I take probiotics (acidophilus)? Is it safe

Probiotics: Why do you need to tke probiotics? None of these probiotics are FDA approved. I would suggest Greek yogurt instead ...Read more

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I am almost 30 week pregnant can I take melatonin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Possibly no: Although Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin are ordinarily safe to take together, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is usually safe to take during pregnancy, melatonin is probably not. Melatonin is a natural hormone and the effects of the larger amounts found in supplements on the developing baby is unknown. Discuss the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with you obstetrician. ...Read more

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Its been 10 days I had sex...taken unwanted72...within 72 hours. No bleeding occured...if I get pregnant. ..can I take any other pills to avoid it?

Its been 10 days I had sex...taken unwanted72...within 72 hours. No bleeding occured...if I get pregnant. ..can I take any other pills to avoid it?

Abortion online: We do not offer or recommend any treatment here on Health Tap. Asking for an abortion from strangers is not the wisest thing to do. If you get pregnant then you must work with a professional to keep you safe while you try to end your pregnancy. ...Read more

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12 weeks pregnant can I take steroids while pregnant?

12 weeks pregnant can I take steroids while pregnant?

Benefit and Risk: You can take steroids after 12 weeks as long as it is absolutely necessary such as in uncontrolled Asthma. ...Read more

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I had sex 4 days ago and might be getig on birth controll tomorrow but wanna make sure im NT pregnant. Can I take a test 4 days after intercourse?

I had sex 4 days ago and might be getig on birth controll tomorrow but wanna make sure im NT pregnant. Can I take a test 4 days after intercourse?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Just found out I'm about 5 wks pregnant can I take relpax (eletriptan) for my migraine?

Just found out I'm about 5 wks pregnant can I take relpax (eletriptan) for my migraine?

Absolutely NOT: Triptans are totally contraindicated in pregnancy due to risk of miscarriage. Find another way to handle this, and avoid risk to your baby. ...Read more

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It's been 12 days from my last day of my last period I am now bleeding again on the 12 day. Does this mean I'm pregnant? Can I take a home pregnancy

It's been 12 days from my last day of my last period I am now bleeding again on the 12 day. Does this mean I'm pregnant? Can I take a home pregnancy

Patience: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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I'm 50 and had an ablation about 4 years ago. I do not get periods but not sure if I'm in menapause. Could I get pregnant? Can I take plan b?

I'm 50 and had an ablation about 4 years ago. I do not get periods but not sure if I'm in menapause. Could I get pregnant? Can I take plan b?

Very low chance: The chances of you conceiving at this point are exceedingly low. Very few women naturally conceive at the age of 50. Additionally, you had an ablation which wiped out the endometrium (where a pregnancy implants). Also, you no longer get periods. I don't think it would be worth the cost/effort to take Plan B. If you're still curious, you could have your doctor check your estradiol and FSH level ...Read more

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I'm 20yr married, planning to get pregnant! Can I take iron tablets in pharmacy n start taking them for a healthy pregnancy or consulting is imp?

I'm 20yr married, planning to get pregnant! Can I take iron tablets in pharmacy n start taking them for a healthy pregnancy or consulting is imp?

Healthy start pregnan: Take prenatal vitamin or folic acid. Up to 1 mg of folic acid daily is ok and not harmful. That is way more than enough. Eat healthy, maintain good weight no alcohol or drugs or smoking ...Read more