Med-Lemon comes in a sachet of powder that you add to hot water and then drink to help relieve the symptoms of colds and flu. The ingredients in Med-Lemon are:
45 Ascorbic Acid
4254, 63mg Sucrose
One of my personal favorite remedies for colds and flu is Med-lemon. It is an amazing medication that always gives me almost immediate relief from the symptoms of colds and flu, however when I was pregnant I wasn’t sure whether to take it or not. I did my own research while I was pregnant and decided to give Med-lemon a skip while I was pregnant and breastfeeding, choosing instead to go for natural remedies for colds and flu.
Being a drug addict and an alcoholic I am quite used to being very limited to the medications I can safely take due to the fact that so many medications have addictive substances in them. Med-Lemon is safe for me to take as an addict and an alcoholic since it has no addictive ingredients in it.
Being pregnant of course I had to be extra cautious and found that I was even more limited than before.
I’ve now seen many moms asking about the safety aspect of taking Med-lemon while pregnant. If you check the Med-lemon website you will see that they state that the safety has not been established for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
However Med-Lemon contains 800mg of aspirin and aspirin which is recommended while breastfeeding.
While low dose aspirin during pregnancy (up to 300mg daily) does not appear to carry any risk standard dose aspirin (325mg – 4g daily) during pregnancy is not recommended, especially during the first and third trimesters.
What I used instead when I got ill with flu while I was pregnant and also when I was breastfeeding was ginger, lemon and honey tea. Completely safe and quite effective too!