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Acceptable medicine while pregnant

Okay if I haven't already let anyone know I am 7 weeks preg. so I got my BFP. Anyway my husband and I have both come under colds with sore throats and I'm afraid of what medicine is acceptable at such a rare stage, I know it could be related to stress because we are in the process of relocating to another city and don't have time to let our bodies rest.  What is the best suggestion so that I don't lose my mind thinking that I am harming my baby.
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My doctor allows me to take sudafed <sp?> as long as its not the maximum strength.
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i think there will be some who may say tylenol is okay? however i was JUST like you are and paranoid about what to take. i too had a NASTY cold while pregnant and honestly, i just let nature take its course and "dealt with it" i was too afraid something would happen.
i even called the dr. to see if i could drink a hot herbal tea. even certain teas are a no no.
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Check out safefetus.com
I had a throat infection which I just thought was a sore throat.  My OB gave me amoxicillin and green chloroceptic spray (he said do not use the red) and tylenol for pain.
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kellymom.com has a list too for pregnancy and breastfeeding
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my OB office gave me a list of medicines that are considered okai to take while pregnant...im assuming you can take any of them during any stage of pregnancy...anyway, here's what i have:

PAIN MEDICATION
tylenol and codeine (the codeine says by prescription only)

COUGHS/COLDS
Robitussin (cough), Actifed, Robitussin DM (non productive cough), cough drops, sudafed, saline nose spray and tylenol

DECONGESTANTS
sudafed, Robitussin CF, Tavist D, Ocean Mist nasal spray

the list of meds to NOT TAKE at all are:
Aspirin, motrin, advil, aleve, anaprox, naproxen, nyquil

i have more on the list, but its not related to colds....let me know if you want me to post more....
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i am 9 weeks pregnant and have a real bad cold does anyone knows which medicines i can take that won't harm my baby
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im 27 weeks pregnant and i have a sore throat...can i take a (tylenol)sinus and cold
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I was taking sudafed-cough & cold & Robutussin DM for 2 weeks, until last night I couldn't sleep & have aches in myneck back & 6month pregnant belly from coughing. So my OB called my in cough medicine with codeine.  I am going to try it tonight & hope to sleep well.
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Does anyone know if it's safe to take the blue liquid Tylenol sore throat while pregnant? It's 4am & I've been up all night miserable. I think it actually might be strep but I can't call the dr til 8:30am. I'm 18 1/2 weeks & just wanted some temporary relief so I can rest a few more hrs before work!! Thanks
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Just got to grin and bare it dear.  Not a lot of meds, even over the counter, is pregnancy approved.  Consult with your doc.   I didn't take anything but Tylenol, via my doc.  Be careful what you ingest while pregnant.  Consult your doc or ask a nurse.  They would be more than happy to assist you.  Hope you feel better soon.  
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Can u post the other meds on the list I'm 11 weeks and would like to know what is safe for both my baby and I This is my 1st and I'm not sure what I can take
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ano poh VITamins na pwede inumin kapag preggy ka?
ano poh mga vitamins ininom mo para maging healthy ang baby sa tiyan?
txtbk asap poh.
thankZ:-)
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ano poh VITamins na pwede inumin kapag preggy ka?
txtbk asap poh.
thankZ:-) anu din po ba ung medicine para maging strong ung kapit ng baby cu!?
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Here is a site that is helpful with checking on certain medication:

http://www.safefetus.com/Search.asp

Also if you look up Category C medications during pregnancy this will help too.

http://www.*****************.org/pregnancyhealth/fdadrugratings.html

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I am 3 months pregnant and I was told I can take sudafed, warm tea with lemon and honey and cough drops. The tea feels good going down, but my throat still hurts like hell and now my chest is beginning to hurt. And this nasal congestion is a booger too....HORRIBLE! someone please help, what else can I do.
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I don't know if this will help but with the sore throat, my dentist told me to gargle with Children's Benadryl.  You don't have to take it but gargle with it and it numbs your throat and Benadryl is on the safe list while you are pregnant.
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I am ten weeks pregnant and this is my first kid i have a really bad cold and dont know what i can take. What is ok to take?
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I am ten weeks pregnant and this is my first kid i have a really bad cold and dont know what i can take. What is ok to take?
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I am 6 months pregnant, got a bad cough, I came on holiday 2 another province, I'm always feeling sick, its ruining our holiday, wen coughing I throw up at da same tym, & got bile also. Its really annoying. Any1 can help me plz
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can you give me the whole list so i can watch whats my wife was taking plss..
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