Medications & Other Treatments to Relieve Discomforts During Pregnancy

Intestinal Symptoms 

Listed below are over-the-counter/non-prescription medications and treatments that may be used to relieve discomforts experienced during your pregnancy. Please call your physician before taking any medications other than the ones listed below.

Constipation

Colace

Ducolax

Fibercon

Gas-X

Senakot

 

Metamucil

Milk of Magnesia

Konsyl Ready Mix

Surfak

Glycerine suppositories

 

Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day.

Eat foods high in fiber such as raw fruits, vegetables, and bran.

 

Diarrhea

Imodium-AD

Kaopectate

 

Bland diet or BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea or toast)

Call your physician if symptoms persist for more than 24 hours.

 

Gas

Gas-X

Maalox

Mylanta

Mylicon

Phazyme

 

 

Heartburn/ Indigestion

Gaviscon

Maalox

Mylanta

Pepcid AC

Prevacid

 

Riopan

Rolaids

Tagamet

TUMS

Zantac

 

Avoid spicy foods, greasy or fatty foods, chocolate and caffeine.

Eat smaller, more frequent meals. 

Eat your last meal of the day several hours before bedtime.

Avoid lying down for 2 hours after eating or use pillows to elevate your upper body.

 

Hemorrhoids

Anusol cream or suppositories

Preparation H

Tucks Pads

Witch Hazel

 

 

Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day.

Eat foods high in fiber such as raw fruits, vegetables, and bran.

Sit in a tub of warm water to soothe discomfort.

 

Nausea/ Vomiting

Emetrol

Ginger, Ginger Gum, Ginger Tea

Peppermint or Oil of Peppermint

Unisom 12.5 mg + vitamin B6 25 mg

Vitamin B6 50 mg, 2-3 times a day

 

 

Eat frequent, small meals.

Eat toast or crackers first thing in the morning.

Call your physician if vomiting persists for more than 24 hours.

 








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