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Postnatal Medications and Nutrition - Dosage and How to Use

How should Postnatal Medications and Nutrition be used?

Paracetamol

The dose is usually two tablets, to be taken three or four times a day, when necessary. Do not take more than eight tablets in one day. It may be taken with or without food. Do not take additional paracetamol-containing products.

Mefenamic Acid / Naproxen (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or NSAIDs)

The dose is usually two capsules three times a day (Mefenamic Acid) or two tablets twice a day (Naproxen Sodium), to be taken when necessary or as directed by your doctor. These medications are to be taken after food to prevent gastric irritation. As an added precaution, Antacid with Simethicone or Famotidine is also taken with these medications as it acts as a gastric protectant.

Antacid with Simethicone / Famotidine

If Antacid with Simethicone is given to you, chew one to two tablets before taking the NSAIDs. Try to space the Antacid with Simethicone two hours apart from other medicines (except for NSAIDs). If Famotidine is given to you, take one to two tablets once or twice daily, as directed by your doctor.

Obimin / Sangobion / Hemoplex

The dose is usually one tablet a day or as directed by your doctor. These medicines are to be taken after food or as directed.

Liquid Paraffin

The dose is usually 10 mL three times a day, when necessary. It may be taken with or without food. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medicine to avoid aspiration pneumonia (medicine leaking back into the lungs). As far as possible, avoid taking Liquid Paraffin with Obimin as it may interfere with the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins in Obimin. Space these two medications by at least an hour apart.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

  • Updated on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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