Cough Medicine For Pregnant Women Aged 37 Weeks?
Hello. My name is Marya, I’m 37 weeks pregnant. It has been almost a week of coughing colds, especially if at night it gets worse until the stomach over pain. I went to the midwife and was given the drug Roverton Ambroxol HCI 30 mg, Demacolin, and the antibiotic Bintamox 500 Amoxicilin 500. But I was still hesitant to consume. Do you think the medicine is safe or not for me to consume? Thank you in advance
Hello Marya, Thank you for the question.
Pregnant women do have an immune system that tends to be lower so that they are susceptible to illness, one of which is a cold cough (cold) or flu. Both have more or less the same symptoms; however, flu symptoms are more severe and usually occur suddenly.
Pregnant women should pay attention to the consumption of drugs or supplements because the consumption of drugs or supplements that are not in accordance with the doctor's recommendations can potentially affect the health of the baby in the womb. Usually if the symptoms are not too annoying, you can do the treatment yourself at home. There are several treatments you can do at home:
get enough rest, limit your physical activity
while maintaining a nutritious food intake
sufficient water consumption
consume warm drinks or inhale hot steam to relieve nasal congestion
consuming throat lozenges to treat sore throats
gargle with warm salt water to help deal with a sore throat
always keep your hands clean
If the symptoms are very annoying or worse, it is recommended that you consult further with your doctor. Doctors need more information about your complaint and examine you. Based on this examination, the doctor will provide appropriate and safe treatment for your pregnancy. Sorry, I can not recommend to consume these drugs because the drug is given not according to the examination by a doctor. A midwife does not have the authority to diagnose diseases and provide treatment. Therefore, you should consult with your doctor again. You can bring these medications so that if your doctor recommends taking the same medicine, you can use it. In addition, the doctor will usually suggest the administration of drugs to overcome one symptom that is really disturbing to minimize the side effects of the drug in infants in the womb. Discuss further with the doctor.
Hopefully this information is useful.