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hgreenwood7058 posted:

Health Care for Women
NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION USAGE
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF MEDICATIONS OFTEN QUESTIONED FOR USE DURING PREGNANCY. DRUGS ACCEPTABLE FOR USE DURING ANY TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY INCLUDE:
? Non Aspirin pain relievers (Tylenol, Acetaminophen)
? Robitussin DM
? Tums
? Sudafed — Regular Strength
? Afrin Nasal Spray — short term only
? Throat lozenges
? Colace
? Metamucil
? Kaopectate
? Chloraseptic throat spray
? Benadryl
? Cortisone Creams
? Unisom (for nausea)
? Sea Bands
? Emetrol
THE FOLLOWING MEDICATIONS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR USE AFTER THE FIRST TRIMESTER:
? Monistat
? Femstat
? Gynelotrimin
? Vagistat
THE FOLLOWING ARE UNACCEPTABLE PRACTICES DURING PREGNANCY:
? Use of hot tubs or saunas
? Taking Correctol, Pepto Bismol, or Aspirin products (Ibuprofen, Advil or Nuprin)
? Smoking or chewing tobacco
? Drinking Alcohol
? Recreational drugs
CHECK WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE:
? Flu shots
? Hepatitis vaccine
? Rhogam
? Kenalog injection
Form 15372 6/07
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Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Thanks for posting the list of medications for us! It's always a good idea to check if you're in doubt at all.

WebMD has a great resource with all the medications safe during pregnancy and also includes alternative therapies that are safe, too.

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klynshoe responded:
Is it safe to take a 15-20 warm bath at home during the first trimester?
 
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hisxforeverx61408 replied to klynshoe's response:
I'm lurking from 2nd tri.

But, yes, it is fine to take a warm, not hot, bath during the first trimester.
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