Limit Flu Drug Consumption During Pregnancy - During pregnancy a mother's candidate should be more careful in taking the drug, including drug-free. One of the drugs should be restricted is cold and cough medicines.
The researchers warned several types of cough and cold medicines may contain hazardous substances that are potentially harmful to fetal growth. In addition there has been no research that accurately states the security of flu drugs in pregnant women.
The best is to consult the doctor to determine which drugs are safe for pregnant women. The following guidelines may help you prior to taking cold medicine.
1. Limit the minimum
Flu drugs and OTC cough contain at least six types of chemical substances to cope with various symptoms of influenza, such as coughs, colds, or headaches. If possible choose a medicine containing the active substance with a specific complaint suffered.
2. Beware of decongestant drugs
Consumption of relief medication nose (decongestants) are taken in the first trimester of pregnancy should be avoided. Research suggests these drugs increase the risk of congenital malformations in the fetus. As an alternative to drug use drops or spray in the airways.
3. Herbs are not always safe
Nowadays quite a lot of drugs that contain herbal ingredients. Although not necessarily made from herbal ingredients are safe for pregnancy because these drugs generally have not been studied scientifically.
4. Select a drug-free alcohol
In choosing a cough medicine should look for drugs that do not contain alcohol.