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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!

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I am 3 months pregnant and I have a cold, which medicines can I take?

I am 3 months pregnant and I have a cold, which medicines can I take?

?symptoms?: Depends on what symptoms you're having. Mostly a cold (upper respiratory/viral infection) improves with time, rest, hydration. Steam or mist may help (think humidifier, warm shower, soups, tea). Check with your OB if you feel like you still need medication despite doing those things. Don't smoke or be around second-hand smoke. Feel better.

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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

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Is it good for pregnant women to take medicine for her cough and cold?

Is it good for pregnant women to take medicine for her cough and cold?

Not good.: In the 1st trimester of pregnancy, it is best to avoid taking any drug whenever possible. Try tea with honey.

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Lam pregnant woman which drugs lcan take in case of tonselits and commen cold?

Lam pregnant woman which drugs lcan take in case of tonselits and commen cold?

Penicillin, Z-pack: Penicillins, including Amoxicillin are safe in pregnancy and sometimes prescribed for tonsillitis. You can also take Erythromycin or a z-pack. The common cold is a viral infection that doesn't respond to antibiotics which are mostly for bacterial infections.

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I have a client who is pregnant and has a cold what medicine is she able to take for itb?

I have a client who is pregnant and has a cold what medicine is she able to take for itb?

Carefully: Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever or aches saline for congestion afrin for 3-5 days for congestion should be ok. Honey for the cough. Herbal tea for the congestion and post nasal drip.

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What would be the most common medicines that a pregnant woman can take for the common cold?

What would be the most common medicines that a pregnant woman can take for the common cold?

Be careful: Need to consult with your OB doctor, but non-medicated things such as saline irrigation should be safe again, check with your OB office. Most have a list of medications that can be safely taken in pregnancy.

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I've had a cold for 2 weeks already could that be a symptom? And what medicine can I take if I am pregnant

I've had a cold for 2 weeks already could that be a symptom? And what medicine can I take if I am pregnant

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on.

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L am 15 weeks pregnant and starting to get a cold. I know not to take medicine but I did on accident. Aread me and the baby going to be okay?

L am 15 weeks pregnant and starting to get a cold. I know not to take medicine but I did on accident. Aread me and the baby going to be okay?

Consult with OB MD: You need to consult with your treating OB MD about this issue as he/she will have recently examined you and can give you an accurate answer.

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I've been sick back to back with cough/cold since getting pregnant. I'm 6 weeks along. Better for baby to try to ride it out or take medicine?

I've been sick back to back with cough/cold since getting pregnant.  I'm 6 weeks along.  Better for baby to try to ride it out or take medicine?

See doctor: First make sure that your problem is merely a cold and not from something else like asthma or sinusitis. In the 1st trimester of pregnancy, it is best to avoid taking any drug whenever possible but you should not avoid treatment which is necessary. In the meanwhile, try tea with honey to see if it helps your cough.

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Is there any cough and cold medicine you can take while your pregnant?

Is there any cough and cold medicine you can take while your pregnant?

Yes: Many are ok to take depending on how far along you are. Your OB should have a list to give you.

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What cold medicines can I take if I am 28 weeks pregnant?

What cold medicines can I take if I am 28 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy and Sinus: Pregnancy generally worsens existing sinus symptoms. Your placenta makes massive amounts of hormones that cause blood vessels to dilate. Saline nose sprays can be used and rhinocort aq has been approved for use in pregnancy (all others work, but have not been tested). Go to your OB and ask "what can i take for my sinuses?".

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Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Homeopathic,: alcohol and sugar free. No pregnancy warning. Best to check with your OB doctor first however. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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Is there a cold medicine that i can take at 24 weeks pregnant maybe tylonel based?

Is there a cold medicine that i can take at 24 weeks pregnant maybe tylonel based?

Cold therapy: Remember that there is no cure for the cold other than to comfort the symptoms. So if you have nasal congestion use Hypertonic Saline rinse, cool humidifier to help vasoconstriction in the nose. Also, vapor rubs can be helpful. If it is a sore throat otc cough drop or my favorite warm non-caffeinated tea with honey and lemon. Remember zinc and vitamin c can help in decreasing viral load @ onset.

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant with a bad head cold. Are there any medicines that are safe for me to take?

I'm 13 weeks pregnant with a bad head cold. Are there any medicines that are safe for me to take?

Decongestant: Limited use of a decongestant like Sudafed is relatively safe. Tylenol (acetaminophen) (OTC: over the counter) can also be used fo residual headaches. If symptoms are more allergy related, use of Zyrtec or Claritin is also reasonable.

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Is it okay to drink softdrinks with ice? also cofee? 37 weeks pregnant. What also medicine should I take for colds?

Is it okay to drink softdrinks with ice? also cofee?  37 weeks pregnant. What also medicine should I take for colds?

Okay: You can do ice soft drinks coffee in moderation need not to totally stop. For colds OTC stuff is fine. The antihistamines chlorpheniramine, loratadine, doxylamine, brompheniramine, phenindamine, pheniramine, triprolidine, and Diphenhydramine are considered low risk during pregnancy, but they can make you sleepy, especially doxylamine and diphenhydramine.

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Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

OTC remedies: As a general rule, try otc (over the counter) remedies first (e.g. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, minor aches & pains, Robitussin or cough, etc..). If symptoms don't improve and/or stronger intervention is desired, contact provider.