Safe Medications To Take During Pregnancy

Over The Counter

Pain

  • Tylenol regular strength
  • Tylenol PM - occasional use

Cold/Congestion/Cough/Allergies

  • Actifed
  • Afrin Nasal Spray
  • Benadryl
  • Mucinex
  • Ocean Nasal Spray
  • Robitussin/Robitussin-DM
  • Sudafed - not in first trimester
  • Throat lozenges - Halls, Ricola
  • Tylenol Sinus

Heartburn

  • Maalox
  • Mylanta
  • Rolaids
  • Tums
  • Zantac                                                              

Diarrhea

  • Kaopectate
  • Imodium AD                                                                 

Constipation

  • Citrucel
  • Colace (occasional)
  • Metamucil or wafer
  • Milk of Magnesia (occasional)
  • Miralax
  • Senokot (occasional)

Hemorrhoids

  • Anusol HC or plain    
  • Preparation - H                                                              

Yeast Infection

  • Monistat 3 or 7

Acne

  • OTC preparations

Insect Repellant

  • DEET (decrease use in 1st trimester)

 Warts

  • Compound W

 Lice

  • RID Shampoo (caution/minimal use)

 Allergies

  • Benadryl
  • Claritin
  • Flonase
  • Nasonex
  • Nasacort
  • Zyrtec

 Nausea

  • Unisom TABLET

Nausea in Travel

  • Benadryl

 Skin

  • Benadryl Gel
  • Calamine  
  • Caladryl
  • Cortaid
  • Hydrocortisone 1%

Prescription Medications

Pain

  • Tylenol with Codeine
  • Vicodin

Allergies

  • Sensitization shots

Flu Prevention

  • Flu shots

Nausea – related to pregnancy

  • Compazine
  • Zofran
  • Others as ordered by Provider

Nausea – related to travel

  • Benadryl

Antibiotics

  • Augmentin
  • Erythromycin
  • Keflex
  • Pen V-K
  • Macrodantin
  • Macrobid
  • Penicillin (all penicillin family)
  • Zithromax

Anti Depressants

  • Discuss with Provider

Inhalers

  • Albuterol
  • Benzonase
  • Ventolin
  • Vancenase Nasal Spray

Skin – Herpes

  • Denavir (cold sores)
  • Acyclovir
  • Valtrex
  • Zovirax

Skin

  • Mantoux

Anesthesia

  • Novocaine