Cold, migraine, depression: what pregnant women can take now – Economy & Volkswagen – News

Cold, migraine, depression: what pregnant women can take now – Economy & Volkswagen – News

Baierbrunn (ots) – Fever does not stop in pregnant women, and pregnant mothers are not immune to other diseases either. Medicines often help: the current edition of the pharmacy magazine “Baby und Familie” explains what is safe for pregnant women – and what is not. “It would be a mistake to avoid medicine during pregnancy,” says Dr. Wolfgang Paulus, head of Reprotox, the consulting center for medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding at Ulm University Hospital.

Basically, pregnant women should always clarify with their doctor if they need medication and which one – not only for acute symptoms, but also for chronic diseases.

pain and migraines

Paracetamol is the drug of choice for pain and fever: for a few days up to 2000 mg daily – after consulting a doctor and following the dosage instructions. In the case of migraines, the active substance sumatriptan is allowed after consultation with the doctor, writes “Baby und Familie”.

Pregnant women can use an over-the-counter lice preparation with Dimethicone (get medical advice or a pharmacist). Important to know in case of depression: Antidepressants such as sertraline and citalopram are allowed during pregnancy. The following applies to the last few weeks before birth: The dose should be reduced to a minimum in consultation with the obstetrician to avoid problems for the newborn.

Good points of contact for questions are the advice centers of Embryotox in Charité Berlin ( and Reprotox ( in Ulm.

This report is free for publication only with reference to the source. The pharmacy magazine “Baby und Familie” 11/2022 is currently available in most pharmacies. There is also a lot of useful health information at ( and on Facebook (https://www. . and Instagram (

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