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Travel Medicines That You Must Keep Handy During Pregnancy!

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Dr. Anjuli Dixit 90% (763 ratings)
DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad  •  30 years experience
Travel Medicines That You Must Keep Handy During Pregnancy!

Women, who travel during pregnancy, tend to face a lot of complications. However, most women can travel safely with a little advance preparation. In case you are pregnant and will be travelling locally or even overseas, take care and ensure to follow these tips so that you and your child remain protected and sound.

Different systems are utilised to classify medicines with respect to their use in and during pregnancy. As a rule, it is preferable to gather particular information depending upon the implications of a given medication during pregnancy instead of just relying on an over-the-counter medicine.

These are the important medicines that are required for women who travel during their pregnancy:

  1. Analgesics that can be utilised in pregnancy during travel include acetaminophen and a few opiates.
  2. Headache medicines like aspirin may be strong, therefore, try to take something with a little amount of the same salt. Other mitigating operators could bring about the untimely closure of the ductus arteriosus.
  3. Constipation may require a gentle mass laxative. A few direct cures are regularly helpful in removing the side effects of morning sickness after travel, and these may avert motion sickness as well.
  4. Nonprescription cures include ginger, which as a powder can be blended with food or beverages, for example, tea.
  5. It is likewise accessible in the form of candies as well.
  6. Also, pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is powerful in diminishing side effects of morning infection and is accessible in tablet frame, and also capsules and candies.
  7. Antihistamines, for example, meclizine and dimenhydrinate, are regularly utilised as a part of pregnancy for morning sickness and motion sickness and seem to have a decent health record.
  8. Medicines can be utilised to counteract or treat allergies or nausea. However, a large number of them can make you drowsy.
  9. Talk with your specialist about what is best for you in case that you think you require a solution for motion sickness. Regularly utilised solutions are diphenhydramine (Benadryl), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), and scopolamine.
  10. In case that you get diarrhoea, the best thing to do is drink a lot of liquid refreshments while you sit and relax. In any case, your specialist may give you an anti-microbial you can take in case the loose motions are extreme. Try not to take items containing bismuth, for example, Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate.

The main thing you need to do is meet with a specialist who has practical experience in travel pharmaceutical, no less than four to six weeks before you take off. A travel solution expert can audit your agenda, make suggestions relating to your health dangers and give you any antibiotics or medicines you may require. You need to likewise talk with your obstetrician about your travel as well so he or she can ensure it is all right for you to travel while you are expecting.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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