Non sedating decongestants
Both Advil/Motrin (Ibuprofen) and Tylenol (Acetaminophen) are considered compatible with breastfeeding.Aleve (Naproxen) is also AAP-approved for nursing mothers, but (per Hale) should be used with caution due to its long half-life and its effect on baby’s cardiovascular system, kidneys and GI tract; short-term, infrequent or occasional use is not necessarily incompatible with breastfeeding. Also take one or more of the following medications: For fever and pain, Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) is generally preferred.Ibuprofen (Advil®) and/or naproxen (Naprosyn®) appear to carry less risk for Reye’s syndrome than aspirin.Imagine the worst: you drop a dumbbell on your foot, you injure yourself because you’re not noticing your body’s true limits..get the picture.The point is, some over-the-counter meds may change the way your body responds to exercise—and not always in a good way.Medical advice should be sought as soon as possible if symptoms persist for more than 14 days or other symptoms develop (e.g.blood-stained phlegm, breathing difficulties, high fever (note that this is common in young children).
Of the preparations available for treatment of allergic symptoms, corticosteroid nasal sprays (e.g., Flonase, Nasacort, etc.) and cromolyn sodium nasal spray (a mast cell stabilizer, e.g., Nasalcrom) are considered to be, by far, some of the most effective and safest to use in breastfeeding moms. Zicam contains small amounts of zinc (Zincum Gluconicum) – 266 micrograms per squirt; in one study (Mossad 2003) the daily dosage used was 2.1 mg per day. If you do take pseudoephedrine and notice a drop in milk supply (many moms do not, but research shows that it can decrease milk supply by as much as 24%), simply stop the medication and take measures to increase milk supply – the problem should resolve fairly quickly.Allegra-D 24 Hour®, a combined antihistamine and decongestant in a single once-daily dose, received FDA approval in October.The three main markets for Allegra-D 12 Hour® are the U. (number 1, with a market share of 49%), Brazil (number 4, 12.5% market share) and Mexico (number 8, 2.4% market share).Drinking plenty of fluid, taking more rest and taking drugs that alleviate symptoms could help you feel better.Most cough and cold medicines can be purchased from medicine stores (e.g.