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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.

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I am pregnant can I take focus factor?

No: I would not take this supplement in pregnancy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.