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This chapter contains medications that are commonly used and safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding. This list is not exhaustive and you are advised to consult your doctor before taking medication.

For Common Cold

Medication

Dose

Comments

Chlorpheniramine

4 mg thrice a day

For runny nose Can cause drowsiness

Paracetamol

1 g 6 hourly

For fever, headaches and body aches/pain

For Cough Dry cough

Medication

Dose

Comments

Dextromethorphan

10 ml thrice a day

Recommended for pregnant and diabetic individuals as it does not contain alcohol

Promethazine/Codeine (Procodin)

10 ml thrice a day

Medication

Dose

Comments

Diphenhydramine (MBE)

10 ml thrice a day

Pholcodine/Bromhexine (Durotuss Expectorant)

10 ml thrice a day

Mucolytic agent which does not contain lactose, gluten, color, sugar or alcohol.

Mucolytic (to dissolve thick mucus)

Medication

Dose

Comments

Acetylcysteine (Fluimucil)

600 mg once a day

Bromhexine

8 mg thrice a day

Medication

Dose

Comments

Lozenges

1 tablet thrice a day

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New Mothers Guide to Breast Feeding

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