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What can I take for a cold while pregnant? 
2nd-Dec-2012 07:45 pm
What can I take for a cold while pregnant?
3rd-Dec-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
My doctor's office gave me a list of safe medications and on there for colds were Benadryl, Tylenol and Sudafed as per the package instructions for dosage.

I get a lot of relief using Vicks Vapo-Rub as well.
3rd-Dec-2012 03:23 am (UTC)
According to my doctor, Sudafed was safe to take after the first trimester.
3rd-Dec-2012 04:04 am (UTC)
Ask your pharmacist...?
3rd-Dec-2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
wow what a great idea! what about when they were closed? i already tried that...thanks.
3rd-Dec-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Bitch much? Suck it up until they are open, JFC.
4th-Dec-2012 03:35 am (UTC)
I've found a pharmacist far more accurately informed than LJ. And for what it's worth Sudafed is contraindicated in pregnancy in Australia, and probably is a similar recipe in Australia as America - so I would definitely try to ring at least a 24hr pharmacy.
4th-Dec-2012 03:52 am (UTC)
There weren't any open 24/7 in my area. I called one today and he told me to ask my OB anyway. The on call doctor said nothing is safe to take, that there's not enough research done. I'm aware LJ isn't the best source of info but I had thought these people could at least be a little helpful since I'm sure I'm not the first pregnant person to get sick.

4th-Dec-2012 04:29 am (UTC)
I more than the vast majority of people in this comm really understand the difficulties of not having a 24hr chemist! I live a 350km round trip from the nearest city, and while we have a chemist in our little country town it is open seven hours a day, five days a week, and rarely has basic stuff in so everything takes three to five days to come on order. Ugh.

My hospital had a (during office hours) chemist number I could all and ask these questions of and outside those hours I used to ring any old 24hr chemist in the city or the nurse line.

I guess it depends on how urgent your need to know is at that exact moment whether you'd trust LJ. A lot of people here have said sudafed, but it has the base ingredients of speed in it (not sure what American's call speed - similar to meth) - pseudoephedrine - so it's not known to be safe in pregnancy, it's also not known to be unsafe, but no one in their right mind would allow the ethics board to pass on doing that research!
4th-Dec-2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
the on call doctor i spoke with said that there's not enough research to prove any type of sinus/cold medicine is safe, so he said just stick to tylenol. =/ and the pharmacist i spoke with yesterday said he didn't feel comfortable saying one way or another, and to contact the on call doctor.

thanks for being understanding!
3rd-Dec-2012 04:31 am (UTC)
Tylenol and Sudafed as per the package instructions for dosage.
3rd-Dec-2012 05:46 am (UTC)
Honey and lemon. Honey was also a great cough suppressant. And the lemon will help you immune system.
3rd-Dec-2012 08:02 am (UTC)
Depends, what symptoms do you want to ease? Usually, no remedy really works on a cold, since it's viral and will take as long as it takes. Comes three days, stays three days, goes three days. You can inhale with hot steam over a pot of boiled water (with or without added essential oil or chamomile) to moisten your airway, you can use nasal drops and you should drink a lot and rest. nothing more you can do, but it's the same when not pregnant!
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