Pregnancy Medication Guide

Find Out Which Medications are Safe

Before you start or stop any medicine, it is always best to speak with the doctor who is caring for you while you are pregnant.

 

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Pain Medication

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Extra Strength Tylenol DO NOT USE: Aspirin, Motrin, Advil (Ibuprofen), Aleve (unless specified by your healthcare provider)

Anthistamines

Zyrtec, Claritin, Benadryl, Dimetapp

Decongestants

Sudafed (pseudoephedrine), Robitussin CF, Tylenol Cold and Sinus, Actifed, Dimetapp

Insomnia

Benadryl (for occasional use only)

Hemorrhoids

Hydrocortisone Ointment, Preparation H, Tucks

Diarrhea

Imodium AD or KaopectateBRAT Diet (banana, rice, applesauce, toast)

Nausea

Try small frequent meals. Ginger Ale, Vitamin B6, Sea Bands Sweet fruit syrup from canned fruits, i.e. pears/peaches

Heartburn, Indigestion, Gas

Tums, Pepcid, Zantac, Prilosec, Prevacid

Cough/Colds

Robitussin (cough)

Yeast Infections

Monistat 3 or 7

Toothache

Extra Strength Tylenol

Constipation

Increase fluid intake, Colace, Metamucil, Miralax