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Safe Medications

Safe over-the-counter medications during pregnancy:

  • Allergy:

    • Diphenhydramine (Benedryl)
    • Chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton)
    • Loratidine (Claritin)
    • Cetrizine (Zyrtec)
  • Cough:

    • Dextromethorophan
      • Robitussin Cough
      • Benylin
      • Vicks 44 Cough
  • Expectorant:

    • Guaifenesin
      • Robitussin
      • Mucinex
  • Decongestant:

    • Pseudoephedrine
      • (Sudaphed, Avoid 1st trimester and use only for 1 week)
  • Constipation:

    • Metamucil
    • Citrucel
    • Fibercon
    • Colace
    • Milk of Magnesia
    • Senekot
    • Miralax
    • Dulcolax
  • Diarrhea:

    • Immodium, Kaopectate both for 24 hours only after 12 weeks

  • Headache / Aches and Pains:

    • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Heartburn:

    • Maalox
    • Mylanta
    • Tums
    • Gaviscon
    • Zantac
    • Tagamet
    • Pepcid
  • Hemorrhoids:

    • Preparation H
    • Anusol
    • Tucks
    • Witch Hazel
  • Nausea / Vomiting:

    • Vitamin B-6 100mg
    • Candied Ginger
    • Seabands
    • Emetrol Liquid
  • Rashes:

    • Hydrocortisone Cream or Ointment
    • Benadryl Cream
    • Aveeno Oatmeal Bath
  • Yeast Infection

    • Monistat 3

Please always call the office if any of these suggested medications do not help – if you ever develop a fever, we would also like to be notified.

Reference for Safe Medicine List

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