Patient Resources

Safe Medications in Pregnancy

Allergy

  • Benadryl
  • Claritin
  • Zyrtec

Colds/Sinus/Congestion/Cough

  • Sudafed/Actifed
  • Dimetapp
  • Robitussin
  • Triaminic
  • Tylenol Cold/Sinus
  • Benadryl
  • Mucinex (plain)
  • Vicks Vapor Rub
  • Mentholated or non-mentholated cough drops
  • Saline nasal drops or spray

Diarrhea

  • Imodium
  • Pepto-Bismol

Constipation

  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Metamucil
  • Pericolace
  • Citrocel
  • FiberCon
  • MiraLAX

First Aid Ointment

  • Bacitracin
  • Neosporin

Headache

  • Tylenol
  • Extra Strength Tylenol
  • Excedrin Migraine

Heartburn

  • Gaviscon
  • Pepcid AC
  • Maalox
  • Mylanta
  • Tums
  • Zantac
  • Rolaids
  • Tagamet

Hemorrhoids

  • Preparation-H
  • Anusol HC
  • Tucks

Insect repellant

  • DEET

Nausea and Vomiting

  • Benadryl
  • Vitamin B6

Rashes

  • Benadryl
  • Hydrocortisone cream or ointment
  • Oatmeal bath (Aveeno)

Sleep

  • Benadryl
  • Tylenol PM
  • Unisom

Yeast Infection

  • Monistat

 

When possible, avoid medications during the first trimester. DO NOT take Motrin, Ibuprofen, or NSAIDS during pregnancy. Otherwise, most OTC medications are safe during pregnancy. For any questions, please call our office.