know what's safe for you and your baby

Taking any medicine while pregnant should include reliable information about its efficacy and risks. Not all medications are safe during pregnancy. The list of approved medications below can be taken safely, but only as necessary and per manufacturer's instructions.

All medications listed are available at your pharmacy without a prescription except where noted. If you need a prescription, have your pharmacy phone number available when you call the office.

Prior to taking any Tylenol product, please check your temperature. If greater than 101, recheck in one hour (after taking Tylenol product). Notify our office if there is no drop in temperature.

Do not exceed recommended or directed dosages of any OTC (over the counter) or prescription medication.

WHEN YOU SEE ANY DOCTOR OR DENTIST, MAKE SURE THEY KNOW YOU ARE PREGNANT!


Approved Medications


Symptoms

Medications

Sleeplessness Bananas, warm or cold milk, occasional Tylenol PM
Cough, Sore Throat Robitussin DM, Tylenol cough, Throat lozenges, Chloraseptic spray, Gargle with warm salt water
Cold *Tylenol to match your symptoms, Sudafed, Mucinex, Afrin Nasal Spray at night
Heartburn, Gas, or Sour Stomach Mylicon chewable, Maalox, Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Pepto-Bismol, Zantac
Constipation Miralax, Benefiber (Natural Bulk), Colace, Peri-Colace, Ex-Lax, Milk of Magnesia (Laxative)
Diarrhea Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol, Immodium
Nausea / Vomiting Zantac, Emetrol, Ginger Tablets or ginger ale, Vitamin B6 25MG three times a day. Call for prescription if needed.
Painful Urination Call the Office
Hemorrhoids Anusol, Preparation H
Itchy Skin, Rash Benadryl, Cort-Aid (0.5% Hydrocortisone cream), Aveeno bath
Seasonal Allergies Allegra, Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec
Headache Extra Strength Tylenol