Safe Medications To Take During Pregnancy


Acne

Over the counter

• OTC preparations

Prescription Medications
• Clindamycin
• Erythromycin – topical
• Finacea – avoid in 1st trimester

Allergies

Over the counter
• Benadryl
• Claritin
• Flonase
• Nasonex
• Nasacort
• Zyrtec

Prescription Medications
• Sensitization shots

Anesthesia

Prescription Medications

• Novocain

Antibiotics

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

Anti Depressants

Prescription Medications
• Discuss with Provider

Cold/Congestion/Cough/Allergies

Over The Counter

• Actifed – not in 1st trimester
• Benadryl
• Mucinex
• Ocean Nasal Spray
• Robitussin/Robitussin-DM
• Sudafed – not in 1st trimester
• Throat lozenges – Halls, Ricola
• Tylenol Sinus – not in 1st trimester

Constipation

Over The Counter
• Citrucel
• Colace (occasional)
• Metamucil or wafer
• Milk of Magnesia (occasional)
• Miralax


Diarrhea

Over The Counter
• Discuss with Provider

Heartburn


Over The Counter
• Maalox
• Mylanta
• Pepcid
• Rolaids
• Tums
• Zantac


Hemorrhoids


Over The Counter

• Anusol HC or plain
• Preparation – H

Inhalers

Prescription Medications
• Albuterol
• Beconase
• Budesonide
• Ventolin
• Vancenase Nasal Spray

Insect Repellent

Over The Counter
• DEET (decrease use in 1st trimester, minimal dosing)

Lice

Over The Counter
• RID Shampoo (caution/minimal use)

Nausea

Over The Counter
• Unisom

Nausea – related to pregnancy

Prescription Medications
• Compazine
• Phenergan
• Zofran
• Others as ordered by provider

Nausea in Travel

Over The Counter
• Benadryl
• Dramamine

Pain

Over The Counter
• Tylenol regular strength
• Tylenol PM

Prescription Medications
• Hydrocodone
• Noroc
• Oxycodone
• Percocet

Skin

Over The Counter
• Benadryl Gel
• Caladryl
• Calamine
• Cortaid
• Hydrocortisone 1%

Prescription Medications

• Mantoux

Skin – Herpes

Prescription Medications

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

Vaccines 

Prescription Medications

• Flu vaccine – Not nasal spray
• Tdap – pertussis prevention

Warts

Over The Counter
• Compound W

Yeast Infection

Over The Counter
• Monistat 3 or 7