Use of Medications During Pregnancy
There is no medication considered to 100% safe for long-term use in pregnancy.
Each medication carries risks and benefits. Therefore, it is recommended that you:
- Limit the use of medication unless benefits outweigh the risks
- Minimize the number of days or doses taken (Unless prescribed by your doctor then take exactly as prescribed.)
The following medications are generally safe choice for:
Allergies: Claritin or Claritin-D, Allegra or Allegra-D, Zyrtec or Zyrtec-D, Flonase, Benadryl
Cold/Fever: Tylenol or Extra Strength Tylenol, Sudafed, Tylenol-Sinus. Increase your fluids and rest. Report a fever over 101.0.
Cough: Robitussin DM, cough drops.
Constipation: Metamucil, Surfak, Colace, Fibercon. Increase Fiber and Fluid intake daily.
Diarrhea: Kaopectate, Imodium AD. Clear fluids until diarrhea stops.
Heartburn/Indigestion: Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, Gelusil, Pepcid.
Headache: Tylenol, Extra Strength Tylenol, Acetaminophen.
Hemorrhoids: Anusol Cream or suppositories, Preparation H, Tucks, Witch Hazel.
Sore Throat: Cepacol lozenges, Chlorospetic Spray, Warm salt water gargle.
Gas: Mylicon, Mylanta
Nausea: Ginger, Vitamin B6 200mg 3 times a day, Unisom.
Skin Irritation: Calamine Lotion, Hydrocortisone, Neosporin ointment.
Do not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen unless prescribed by your doctor