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Approved Prenatal Medications

Many patients have questions regarding medication during pregnancy. It is best to avoid taking any medications. This is particularly important in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy; however, if your condition warrants treatment, the following guidelines should be followed.

  • Nasal congestion or cold – Avoid decongestants and nasal sprays in the first 12 weeks, unless discussed with your physician or the office Triage Nurse. After 12 weeks, you may take Sudafed or Actified for 2-3 days until your symptoms subside.
  • Cough – Plain Robitussin, 1 teaspoon every 4-5 hours. May use cold air humidifier without medication added.
  • Headache – Tylenol caplets or tablets, 1 or 2 every 4 hours.
  • Constipation – Metamucil, Surfak, or Colace per package directions.
  • Nausea – Vitamin B-6, 50 mg. 3 times a day. May be taken in the first trimester.
  • Diarrhea – Kaopectate or Imodium, per package directions. 
  • Heartburn – Maalox, Mylanta, or Riopan, per package directions. For more severe reflux, Pepcid AC or Zantac
  • Hemmorrhoids – Anusol local application or Preparation H, per package instructions.
  • Dental Care  – You may take Novocain, but no gaseous analgesia. Dental x-rays, with the abdomen shielded, are permitted

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COVID-19 Alert!

To ensure our patients are taken care of, we remain open, just in a limited capacity. However, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or fever with cough or shortness of breath, please call our office to reschedule your appointment at (404) 355-0320. You may also contact our office for any questions.

To minimize the number of people in the office, please come to your appointments alone. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are happy to Facetime your loved ones!

For your safety and the safety of nurses, doctors, and other patients, we are requesting that you please wear a mask to the office.

For our pregnant patients who are anticipating a visit to the hospital soon, we ask that you limit visitors to just 1 healthy visitor per patient for Labor & Delivery, Antepartum, and Postpartum rooms.  This is to protect you, your baby, and your family/visitor.

We appreciate your understanding.

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