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:

  1. Limit the use of medication unless benefits outweigh the risks
  2. 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