What congestion medicine is safe while pregnant?
Stuffy nose and sinus pressure Pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine are available over the counter as Sudafed and are safe for many women to use during pregnancy.
What Advil can I take while pregnant?
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) include aspirin, as well as Advil or Motrin (ibuprofen) and Aleve (naproxen). For the most part, aspirin is not recommended in pregnancy. Generally, up until 20 weeks gestation, ibuprofen and naproxen are considered safe in pregnancy.
What happens if you take Advil while pregnant?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found significant evidence that taking ibuprofen during the third trimester can be harmful to babies. For example, research shows that ibuprofen can cause a passage in the baby’s heart to close prematurely, possibly leading to heart or lung damage, or even death.
Why can’t I take ibuprofen while pregnant?
When taken during pregnancy, NSAIDs reduce blood flow to the baby’s kidneys and other important structures. Reduced blood flow to the kidneys leads to reduced urine production by the fetus. Since amniotic fluid is really just the collection of fetal urine, oligohydramnios can develop.
Can I take Advil Liqui Gels while pregnant?
Do not take this medicine (Advil Liqui-Gels) if you are in the third trimester of pregnancy. You may also need to avoid this medicine (Advil Liqui-Gels) at other times during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor to see when you need to avoid taking this medicine (Advil Liqui-Gels) during pregnancy.
How can I get rid of a cold and cough while pregnant?
- menthol rub on your chest, temples, and under the nose.
- nasal strips, which are sticky pads that open congested airways.
- cough drops or lozenges.
- acetaminophen (Tylenol) for aches, pains, and fevers.
- cough suppressant at night.
- expectorant during the day.
Is it safe to take Advil during pregnancy?
Unless directed by a doctor, Advil® should not be taken during pregnancy. Ibuprofen should not be used during the third trimester of pregnancy. It’s especially important not to take ibuprofen, the main ingredient in Advil®, during the last 3 months of pregnancy. Unless directed by a doctor, ibuprofen should not be consumed during this time.
Is it safe to take Tylenol or ibuprofen during pregnancy?
While NSAIDs are effective, there are safer options during pregnancy. For body aches and headaches, reach for acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, instead of aspirin or ibuprofen. Acetaminophen targets pain rather than inflammation. For cold and flu-related aches and pains, rest is the best remedy.
How does taking ibuprofen affect the fetus during pregnancy?
Reduced blood flow to the kidneys leads to reduced urine production by the fetus. Since amniotic fluid is really just the collection of fetal urine, oligohydramnios can develop. These drugs can trigger a reaction that closes an important cardiac blood vessel early, putting the fetus at risk.
Is it safe to take aspirin and NSAIDs during pregnancy?
NSAIDs can be purchased alone but are also found in multi-symptom formulas, which makes it easy to accidentally take an NSAID without realizing it. While low-dose aspirin (81mg) for certain pregnancy conditions is advisable, patients should generally avoid taking regular strength or higher NSAIDs during pregnancy.