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Medication During Pregnancy

The following medications are considered safe for use during pregnancy.

Acid Reflux/Heartburn (GERD)

  • Maalox
  • Prilosec OT
  • Mylanta
  • Rolaids
  • Nexium
  • Tums
  • Pepcid

Allergies

  • Allegra
  • Benadryl
  • Claritin
  • Flonase
  • Zyrtec

Cold & Cough/Nasal Congestion

  • Cough Drops
  • Humidifier
  • Mucinex
  • Robitussin DM (sugar free)
  • Saline nasal spray
  • Sudafed (without Phenylephrine - PE) after 12 weeks
  • Theraflu

Constipation

Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and eat high fiber foods.

  • Colace/Ducolax
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Metamucil/Citrucel
  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Miralax
  • Senna
  • Smooth Move Tea

Diarrhea

  • Imodium
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water

Gas

  • Gas-X
  • Mylicon
  • Phazyme

Headache/Fever

  • Tylenol (regular or extra strength)

Hemorrhoids

  • Anusol
  • Preparation H (ointment/wipes)
  • Tucks Medicated Pads

Insomnia

  • Benadryl
  • Tylenol PM
  • Unisom Sleep Tablets

Motion Sickness

  • Dramamine

Nausea

  • Ginger (Ale, Snaps, Tablets)
  • Unisom (Doxylamine) Sleep Tablets with Vitamin B6

Pain

  • Tylenol (not ibuprofen)

Rash

If you have itching that lasts a few days, call your doctor’s office.

  • Benadryl (cream/tablet)
  • Caladryl (lotion/cream)
  • Hydrocortisone 1% (cream/ointment)
  • Oatmeal bath (Aveeno)

Vaginal Yeast Infection

  • Monistat 7
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