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Safe Medications To Take During Pregnancy

Safe Medications

Listing of 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
  • Senokot

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 and Vitamin B6

Prescription Medications

  • Discuss with care provider

Nausea in Travel

Over The Counter

  • Benadryl
  • Dramamine

Pain

Over The Counter

  • Tylenol regular strength
  • Tylenol PM

Prescription Medications

  • Hydrocodone
  • Noroc
  • Oxycodone
  • Percocet
  • Vicodin

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