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What cold medicine can I take while pregnant?

What cold medicine can I take while pregnant?

What symptoms?: It is best to limit medications while pregnant, and most over the counter cold remedies have only mild efficacy anyway. Avoid decongestants, which are stimulants that can raise your heart rate and blood pressure. You can take acetaminophen for fever and pain in appropriate doses. For congestion, try a humidifier and/or NetiPot. For a cough, try honey. Take Care! ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

COUGH RX: You can take any expectorant or suppressant cough rx .It is minimal amount it will not bother the baby. ...Read more

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What happens if I take aspirin while pregnant?

What happens if I take aspirin while pregnant?

Nothing: Nothing should happen if it is a small dose. Do not take it without medical recomandation. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sinus cold while breastfeeding? I've been taking tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus and cold is it okay to take breastfeeding

What can I take for a sinus cold while breastfeeding? I've been taking tylenol (acetaminophen)  sinus and cold is it okay to take breastfeeding

May decrease milk: While it is safe to take that medication, just like it can dry up the mucous in your nose, it can dry up your milk production as well. I recommend local/topical treatment like a nasal spray such as afrin, humidity, nasal saline drops, or warm/steamy beverages such as teas. Also make sure to get plenty of fluids yourself - both to keep mucous thin and ensure your milk supply. ...Read more

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What happens if you take simvastatin while drinking?

What happens if you take simvastatin while drinking?

Statin: Most of us would not be using Simvastatin for shooters if we were drinking. If you have to choose between booze and simvastatin; the statin is better for you. Take the statin, leave the booze. ...Read more

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What medication can I take to stop spitting while pregnant?

What medication can I take to stop spitting while pregnant?

Check out this : Links. Follow up with your oby. Take care and best wishes! http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy-including-hyperemesis-gravidarum. http://www.babycenter.com/0_excessive-salivation-during-pregnancy_9454.bc. ...Read more

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Can i take medicine when i get cold during lactation?

Can i take medicine when i get cold during lactation?

Yes u can.: Check out this link, god bless u and ur child! http://www.Babycenter.Com/404_is-it-safe-for-a-breastfeeding-mom-to-take-cold-medicine_10370516.Bc. ...Read more

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What allergy medicine can I take while nursing ?

What allergy medicine can I take while nursing
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Loritadine/fexofenad: The long acting loritadine (claritin) and fexofenadine (Allegra) are both well tolerated during beast feeding and have minimal effect on milk production. Their molecular nature makes crossover inn BM minimal. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cold medicine while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take cold medicine while breastfeeding?

Meds & Nursing: Decongestants, expectorants, & Acetaminophen are fine. Avoid all antihistamines (except loratidine) or they may dry up your milk. ...Read more

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Can i take nyquil while pregnant (5 weeks)? If not what's ok to take for cold and sinus congestion?

Can i take nyquil while pregnant (5 weeks)? If not what's ok to take for cold and sinus congestion?

No. Nyquil is: FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether dextromethorphan and doxylamine will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant. Please consult your OB Gyn for what is safe to take. ...Read more

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What kind of cold medicine is safe to take while pregnant?! I am currently about 6 weeks right now.

What kind of cold medicine is safe to take while pregnant?! I am currently about 6 weeks right now.

None, pg or not.: OTC cough and cold medications have no good data to support their efficacy and have been shown, time and time again, to cause side effects that aggravate or worsen the cold. Menthol cough drops or a Vicks nasal inhaler to help you blow your nose, Chloraseptic or Cepastat for pain or tickle from post nasal drip, fluids, steam: not harmful supportive measures. See http://tinyurl.com/osmaxzo ...Read more

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Can you take L Lysene when experiencing a cold sore while breastfeeding?

Can you take L Lysene when experiencing a cold sore while breastfeeding?

Valtrex (valacyclovir) is the : safest effective anti-Herpes Simplex medication to take when breastfeeding. Your doctor must prescribe it. If your baby is not yet 2 months old, do not kiss him or let him touch your "cold sore". Use good hand washing techniques. Talk to your pediatrician if you are concerned about possible accidental transmission of the virus to your infant. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cold medicine while on birth control?

Is it ok to take cold medicine while on birth control?

Generally ok: It will depend on what you mean by "cold medicine." However, over-the-counter cold remedies are generally safe to use with birth control pills (BCPs). If it is a prescribed medication, then you should ask your doctor about it before taking, as it may interfere with BCPs. Make sure you read the box and the insert for any medicine you take as it should discuss potential interactions with other meds. ...Read more

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What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

A Neti Pot: Current recommendations from several authorites discourage the routine use of antibiotics now in sinus infections. A neti pot (using sterile water and a salt soltuion) is a safe and helpful treatment. ...Read more

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What can I take for a dry cough while breastfeeding?

What can I take for a dry cough while breastfeeding?

Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan).: Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) has an expectorant (guaifenesin) which will help loosen any mucus trapped in the chest and a cough suppressant (dextromethorphan) to keep the coughing at bay. Both are ok during pregnancy and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What cough cold meds can I take if i still breastfeed at night?

What cough cold meds can I take if i still breastfeed at night?

Limited: I would be careful about using cough meds with Codeine which is a very effective cough medicine. It may be safest to use a teaspoon of honey or some tea with honey and lemon. I do not think dextromethorphan works that well for most people and i would avoid using it if breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What headache medicine can you take while pregnant?

What headache medicine can you take while pregnant?

Talk to your OB MD: You need to ask your treating OB MD this question who will be providing care for the duration of the pregnancy. All medications have an impact on the developing fetus good and bad,. ...Read more