Safe Medications To Take During Pregnancy

Over The Counter

Pain

  • Tylenol
  • Tylenol PM (occasional)

Cold/Congestion/Cough/Allergies

  • Tylenol Sinus
  • Actifed
  • Sudafed
  • Mucinex
  • Robitussin/Robitussin-DM
  • Throat Lozenges – Halls, Ricola
  • Benadryl
  • Ocean Nasal Spray
  • Afrin Nasal Spray

Heartburn

  • Mylanta
  • Maalox
  • Tums
  • Rolaids
  • Zantac                                                              

Diarrhea

  • Kaopectate
  • Imodium AD                                                                 

Constipation

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

Hemorrhoids

  • Preparation-H
  • Anusol HC or plain                                                                 

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

 Skin

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

Prescription Medications

Pain

  • Vicodin
  • Tylenol with Codeine

Allergies

  • Sensitization shots

Flu Prevention

  • Flu shots

Nausea – related to pregnancy

  • Zofran
  • Compazine
  • Others as ordered by Provider

Nausea – related to travel

  • Scopolamine

Antibiotics

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

Anti Depressants

  • Discuss with Provider

Inhalers

  • Albuterol
  • Benzonase
  • Ventolin
  • Vancenase Nasal Spray

Skin – Herpes

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

Skin

  • Mantoux

Anesthesia

  • Novocaine