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San Diego, California 92123
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Dr. Saffer"Dr. Saffer, thank you so much for all your care, guidance and support during my pregnancy and delivery. I had a great experience with West Coast OB/GYN."
-Gina L.

 

Pregnancy

Safe Medications to Take During Pregnancy

Cough:    Halls cough drops, Ricola, Robitussin AC or DM, Chloraseptic spray

Nasal Congestion:    Sudafed, dextromethorphan, guaifenesin

Runny nose/watery eyes:
        Allergies:    Claritin or generic, Zyrtec or generic
        Colds & Flu:    Chlor-Trimetron /generic or Benadryl Allergy/generic

Sore Throat:    Sucrets Maximum Strength

Constipation:    Colace, Citrucel, Metamucil, Milk of Magnesia, Miralax, Surfak

Nausea:    Unisom, Ginger, Vitamin B6, Benadryl

Hemorrhoids:    Any cream, spray, suppository or wipe for hemorrhoids is OK

Heartburn:    Tums, Maalox, Rolaids, Zantac, Mylanta or Pepcid

Diarrhea:    Imodium, increase fluids. Blood, temp >100.4 or severe call office

Yeast Infection:    Any over the counter vaginal yeast infection treatment is OK

Headache:    Regular or extra strength Tylenol
    (DO NOT TAKE MOTRIN, ADVIL, ASPIRIN, NAPROSYN, IBUPROFEN or ALEVE)

What can I do if my legs start swelling?
   
Elevate legs and/or wear compressive socks/stockings
    If swelling severe or sudden or involves one leg only, call MD