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Postnatal Medications and Nutrition

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Postnatal Medications and Nutrition Adult

Postnatal Medications and Nutrition - What is it for

Paracetamol

This is a painkiller which helps to relieve mild to moderate pain or fever.

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

These are painkillers which help to relieve moderate to severe pain, which is not relieved by paracetamol

Antacid with Simethicone / Famotidine

NSAIDs may cause gastric discomfort, Antacid with Simethicone or Famotidine is usually taken as a gastric protectant.

Obimin / Sangobion / Hemoplex

These preparations contain multivitamins with iron. Iron is needed to produce red blood cells to replenish the blood loss during delivery.

Liquid Paraffin

This is a laxative for short-term treatment of constipation. It works by softening and lubricating the stools, making stools easier to pass through the bowel.

**Should you require more supply of medication, the following can be bought over-the-counter without Doctor's prescription: Paracetamol, Antacid with Simethicone, Obimin/Sangobion/Hemoplex, Liquid Paraffin​

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

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