Monday, September 23 2013, 03:56 PM MDT
What Medications Can You Take While Pregnant?
(KUTV) Pregnant women need to be careful when selecting medications to treat allergies and pain.
“Your everyday medications are not always okay during pregnancy,” certified nurse midwife Carlie Yearsley with Alta View Hospital said. “There are some over-the-counter medications you can use, but you defiantly want to speak to your provider so that you are also aware of what you are taking during your pregnancy.”
Yearsley says Tylenol is generally okay in pregnancy, but ibuprofen is not. But there is one thing all women should be taking, according to doctors, and that is vitamins on a daily basis. “Some women don’t tolerate prenatal vitamins very well so they take children’s vitamins. So they need to make sure they get the full amount of folic acid, which is 400 micrograms—which is usually 2 children’s vitamins,” Yearsley explains.
If you have questions about what you can’t take during pregnancy, visit: http://health.utah.gov/prl/
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