Augusta Health Care for Women

39 Beam Lane,Fishersville, Virginia 22939
Phone: (540) 213-7750, (540) 213-7755

110 Houston Street, Suite C, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Phone: (540) 463-7751, Fax: (540) 213-7755.


Safe Medications During Pregnancy

Always call for the following:

  • labor pains
  • broken water
  • vaginal bleeding
  • baby moving less than usual
  • if you have concerns

Allergies

  • Claritin
  • Benadryl
  • Zyrtec

Colds, Cough, Sore Throat

Call us if fever over 101.8°, no improvement in 2-3 days, anytime patient is concerned by symptoms.

Safe Medications During Pregnancy
  • Tylenol
  • Tylenol Cold
  • Robitussin/Robitussin DM Mucinex
  • Chloraseptic
  • Cepacol Lozenges
  • Actifed*
  • Sudafed*
  • Contac*
  • Actifed*
  • Actifed*

*Decongestants should not be used the first 12 weeks of pregnancy or if you have high blood pressure.

Constipation

Constipation is best prevented during pregnancy by generous drinking of water (8 glasses/day), fresh fruit, regular exercise, and stool softeners.

  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Miralax

Stool Softeners

  • Colace/Sodium Docusate
  • Metamucil
  • Citrucel
  • Fibercon
  • Benefiber

Diarrhea

Call us if fever, weak/dizzy, no improvement in 2-3 days.

  • Kaopectate
  • Immodium
  • BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea)

Headache

Call us if dizziness or blurred vision.

  • Tylenol/Acetaminophen (regular or extra strength)
  • Datril
  • Panadol

Do not take Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naproxen.

Indigestion

Call us if severe abdominal pain.

  • Mylanta
  • Maalox
  • Tums
  • Rolaids
  • Zantac
  • Pepcid
  • Prilosec - *Avoid Prilosec in first trimester

Liquid antacids generally work better than tablets.

Hemorrhoids

  • Preparation H
  • Anusol

Avoid constipation and straining.

Nose bleeds or Gum bleeding

Both are common in pregnancy. Call us if persistent or patient is worried.

Nausea

Call us if unable to keep liquids down for more than 24 hours, weak and dizzy (dehydrated).

  • Emetrol
  • Vitamin B6 10-25 mg (three times daily)

Yeast Infections

Call us if no improvement after 7 day regimen.

  • Monistat - 7 day

Dental

  • Dentist appointment
  • X-Rays with abdominal shield
  • Novocain without epinephrine

Injections

  • Allergy shots
  • Tetanus
  • TB Test
  • Flu shots