Post # 1
What’s a pregnant girl to do during this season of sickness? I found myself at the pharmacy yesterday trying to figure out if there were any medications I can take for my sore throat and cough. The pharmacist assured me Benylin was safe but then I was worried all night after taking a tiny spoonful. Most cough drops have alcohol in them.
What have you girls been taking for a cold or are you strict about no medications? I’m finding it hard to sleep through the night with my cough. Lemon and honey water just isn’t cutting it!
Post # 3
Do NOT go by the what the pharmacist tells you. ONLY go by what your OB/GYN tells you. I have had to take medicine for a variety of ailments (Bronchitis/Respiratory infection, severe acid reflux, Major Morning sickness, constipation) so I am not opposed to medicine but most other doctors and pharmacists won’t even recommend something without you talking to OB. I am surprised that that pharmacist did! My regular doctor wouldn’t even see me for the bronchitis until he got approval from OBGYN. Call your doctor and they should have a list that they feel is safe.
Post # 4
@travellingfool: Thanks for your quick response. I will call my doctor this afternoon and in the meantime stick to my lemon water.
Post # 5
My OB said I could take:
Robitissum (try to find it plain and not “D”) for cough/sore throat
Sudafed (again, try to find it without “D”)
OR Tylenol cold and sinus which help with sinus headache/congestion
Halls cough drops
Saline nose spray
Benedryl at night if I cant sleep bc of post nasal drip
Drink tons of water
EVERYONE is different. I am a very low risk case and pretty healthy so maybe he made decisions based on that. I also didnt take any of these without a full belly and a ton of water in my system. He said to avoid the “D” but if I couldnt find it plain it was OK to take the “D”. I just decided to take half of the dosage on whatever I took.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Most cough drops are fine. My OB told em I could use Ricola, which are my favorite already, so that was great. I’d call yoru OB and ask for their list of safe medicines.