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Old 09-01-2005, 04:06 PM   #1
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pregnant with a cold

I am 23 weeks pregnant and was curious if anyone knows what is safe to take? Pregnant or not I usually stay away from cold meds except to sleep. I want to be able to sleep tonight. Is Nyquil safe? I know the sleep aid in it is as unisom is safe to take while pregnant.

 
Old 09-01-2005, 05:33 PM   #2
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Re: pregnant with a cold

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I am 23 weeks pregnant and was curious if anyone knows what is safe to take? Pregnant or not I usually stay away from cold meds except to sleep. I want to be able to sleep tonight. Is Nyquil safe? I know the sleep aid in it is as unisom is safe to take while pregnant.
You need to be careful with the combination medicines such as Nyquil. It's recommended to consult your physician before taking Nyquil in you're pregnant so that he can evalute the risks for the baby vs the benefits for the mother.

Drugs like guiafenesin (regular Robitussin), acetaminophin (Tylenol), saline spray (Ocean), pseudoephedrine (Sudafed - after 1st trimester) and Chlor-Trimeton are normally considered to be some of the "safe" drugs. It's always best to get the Ok from the doctor though, who's aware of any other health concerns you have and medications you're taking.

 
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Old 09-02-2005, 10:50 AM   #3
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Re: pregnant with a cold

Thanks for the reply. I called the advice nurse at kaiser and she said basically the same thing. Robitussin and saline spray are ok, anything else is not a good idea to take.

 
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