Medications During Pregnancy

Most patients have serious questions and concerns about medications during pregnancy. It is best to avoid taking any unnecessary medications; however, there will be times that taking a medication is both safe and helpful. Below is a list of common over-the-counter medications which are safe in pregnancy.

  • ALLERGIES: Benadryl, Claritin/Claritin-D, Zyrtec
  • COUGH/CONGESTION: Benadryl, Tylenol Cold & Sinus products, Mucinex, Robitussin, Netty Pot, Cepacol lozenges, humidifier
  • CONSTIPATION:: Increase water; take Metamucil, Citracel or FiberCon (fiber supplements), and/or Colace (stool softener)
  • DIARRHEA: Immodium, Kaopectate (as directed on package)
  • HEARTBURN: Tums, Mylanta, Tagamet HB, Pepcid, Zantac 150mg
  • HEADACHES: Tylenol ES or acetaminophen as directed, Excedrin migraine (Asprin free ONLY)
  • HEMOROIDS: Tuck’s Pads, Anusol-HC, Preparation-H
  • INSOMNIA: Tylenol PM, Unisom
    • Vitamin B-6 (50mg 3X/day)
    • Ginger (tea, tablets 250mg capsules 4X/day, ginger ale)
    • Pregnancy Pops
    • Acupressure wrist bands
  • SKIN CONDITIONS: Alpha Kepi, Aveeno, Caladryl lotion, Cortisone cream
  • YEAST INFECTIONS Any over-the-counter preparation, including Monistat, Femstat 3, Gyne-Lotrimin 3 or 7


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