Jakarta – Having the flu during pregnancy is certainly annoying and uncomfortable. Mother also has difficulty consuming flu medicine for fear that it will adversely affect the content. Don’t worry, it turns out that there are drugs that are safe to use to treat flu in pregnant women.
Then what are the cold medicines for pregnant women that are safe for you to consume? Let’s continue to see the explanation.
Launching from page Healthline, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says about 9 out of 10 women take medication during their lifetime pregnancy. The pregnant women consider some drugs to be safe and minimal risk to be used during pregnancy pregnancy.
In addition, the benefits of taking medication are known to outweigh the possible risks based on animal or human studies.
Cold medicine is mostly good to use during pregnancy. Some doctors recommend trying to wait until your 12th week to minimize the potential risks to your baby. Safe cold medicine options include:
- Over-the-counter cough syrup.
- Dextromethorphan and dextromethorphan-guaifenesin cough syrup.
- Expectorant cough medicine during the day.
- Cough suppressant at night.
- Acetaminophen or tylenol for pain and fever relief.
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The active ingredients in sudafed and pseudoephedrine, can increase blood pressure or affect blood flow from the uterus to the fetus. This medicine is not recommended, Mom. It may be safe during pregnancy, but talk to your doctor, especially if you have high blood pressure or other problems.
“Before deciding to take meds for the common cold, consider some natural home remedies. Since there are no over-the-counter medications that really treat a cold or help you get better, it’s just symptom control,” says Elisa Ross, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio quoted from page Everyday Health.
In addition to medication, there are several natural ways you can do to relieve flu symptoms during pregnancy. Click on the next page to find out how, Mom.
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