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March 30th, 2010, 12:17 PM
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My Dr gave me this list and I always forget to carry it with me so here is it for some who don't know, or its a good internet search when you're on the run.

Pain Relief/Headache/Fever
Tylenol (acetaminophen) 650mg -1000mg every 4 hours as needed
***NO ibuprofen products (Advil, Aleve, Nuprin, Excedrin, Motrin, etc)
***NO asprin products (Bayer, St. Joseph, etc)

Cold/Congestion/Sore Throat

Tylenol Cold and Sinus, Sudafed, Dimetapp (2nd & 3rd Trimesters)
Robitussin or Robitussin DM
Cough Drops: Halls, Vicks, or lemon drops
Saline Nasal Spray (Ocean Mist)

Seasonal Allergies
Claritin
Claritin D (2nd & 3rd Trimesters)
Benadryl

HeartBurn
Acid Blockers: Pepcid AC, Tagamet, Prilosec
Sodium Free Antacids: Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, Tums
Combination Product: Pepcid Complete

Gas
Mylicon 80 chew tabs
Gas X
Mylanta II (with simethicone)

Nausea
Emetrol
Pepto Bismol

Constipation
Stool Softners: Colace, Surfak
Fiber Products: Citrucel (tablets or powder), Metamucil (capsules, powder, or wafers), Fibercon
Mild Laxative: Milk of Magnesia

Hemorrhoids
Preparation H
Anusol
Tucks Medicated Pads

Diarrhea
Imodium
Imodium AD
Kaopectate

Insomnia
Tylenol PM
Benadryl
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March 30th, 2010, 02:56 PM
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This is a great list, Jenny! I always forget, beyond Tylenol, what is good to take!
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March 30th, 2010, 03:01 PM
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Anything by Tylenol is allowed basically, I use Tylenol Allergy for well Allergies! lol I use Zantac 150 or 75 for heartburn, also approved by my doctor and pharmacy. I wouldn't recommend anyone using Pepto, seriously, it does nasty things to your insides, atleast it does to mine anyways, the first time it happened I thought I was dying! lol Oh and I use generic gravol for insomnia/nausea also approved by my doctor.
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March 30th, 2010, 07:34 PM
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O Pepto is the only thing that works for me! I have IBS and since being prego, its been a lot worse.
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May 27th, 2010, 07:35 AM
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Has anyone taken Claritin without any issues? I HAVE to take something. I'm dying.

I found this website as well Drugs in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding : SafeFetus.com and I swear; every drug has a side effect
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May 27th, 2010, 08:09 AM
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That website scares me more than anything...I'd just ask your OB mama!
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May 27th, 2010, 08:22 AM
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Thanks, I'm with Gwynne-I usually only remember Tylenol!
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May 27th, 2010, 08:23 AM
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That above list is from my OB I still didn't want to take any category C drugs.
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May 27th, 2010, 08:34 AM
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i use unisom(the generic version at the store usually) for sleep aid. It is actually the exact same stuff that is in Tylenol PM but without the pain releiver if I am not having any pain issue to releive
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