Medications Approved for Use in Pregnancy

In general, it is best to try to avoid medications in the first trimester of pregnancy unless really needed. Listed below are some over-the-counter medicated approved for use during pregnancy. It is important to notify your doctor of any prescription drugs you are taking. If you have any questions, call the office.

  • Pain Medication
    • Tylenol (acetaminophen) for minor aches and pains
    • AVOID aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve
  • Decongestants/Cough Medicine
    • Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) – avoid if you have high blood pressure
    • Robitussin CF, DM
    • Tavist D
    • Ocean Mist Nasal Spray
  • Antihistamines
    • Claritin and Claritin D
    • Benadryl (do not drive while using, may cause drowsiness)
    • Zyrtec
  • Heartburn/Indigestion
    • Tums or Maalox
    • Gas X
    • Pepcid
    • Zantac
    • DO NOT USE PEPTO BISMOL
  • Nausea
    • Small, frequent meals of bland foods such as dry toast, dry cereal, saltine crackers
    • BRAT diet also may work well: bananas, rice, apple sauce, toast
    • Vitamin B6 25 mg three times daily
    • Doxylamine 25 mg AM and PM, 50 mg at bedtime
    • Sea Bands
  • Constipation
    • Colace
    • Metamucil
    • Miralax
  • Hemorrhoids
    • Preparation H
    • Tucks
    • Anusol
  • Yeast Infections
    • Monistat
    • Gyne-Lotrimin
  • Toothaches
    • Orajel
    • Tylenol

If you get sick and require an antibiotic, some are not safe to use in pregnancy. Make sure to let your primary care doctor know that you are pregnant and/or call our office.

 

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