(Closed) Pregnant During Cold/Flu season

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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 # 5
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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.

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