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Medications in Pregnancy

Listed are medications that you can take during pregnancy for minor discomforts. In general, it is best to avoid any medications during the first twelve (12) weeks of pregnancy. If you are taking a prescription, we should be notified as soon as possible.

PAIN MEDICATION
Tylenol (acetaminophen) for minor aches and pains, headaches.
Regular or extra strength

DO NOT USE:
Aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Excedrin

HEARTBURN, INDIGESTION, GAS

Tums Pepcid
Rolaids Tagamet
Gas-X Zantac Acid


Maalox
DO NOT USE:
Pepto-Bismol (contains aspirin)

COUGH/COLDS
Robitussin (cough)
Robitussin DM (non productive cough)
Mucinex DM
Tylenol cold, Tylenol Sinus, Tylenol Sore Throat

DECONGESTANTS
Sudafed (pseudoephedrine)
Robitussin CF
Mucinex and Mucinex-D/PE
Ocean Mist nasal spray (saline solution)

ANTIHISTAMINES
Zyrtec
Claritin
Benadryl

NAUSEA
Small frequent meals
Ginger Ale
Vitamin B6
Sweet fruit syrup from canned fruits, i.e. pears/peaches

INSOMNIA (unable to sleep)
Benadryl             Tylenol PM

YEAST INFECTIONS
Monistat (gently insert applicator 1 inch)

HEMORRHOIDS
Preparation H (safe throughout entire pregnancy)

TOOTHACHE
Orajel
May see dentist, have cavity filling with Novacaine, have dental x-ray with lead shield.

DIARRHEA
Imodium

Follow the BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, toast)

CONSTIPATION

Fibercon Metamucil
Colace Citrucel
Milk of Magnesia Fiberall

     

LICE TREAMENTS
Rid (only)

DO NOT USE:
Kwell

SWEETENERS
Nutrisweet • Equal • Splenda

Use artificial sweeteners in moderation.
DO NOT USE:
Sweet and Low