Meds Safe in Pregnancy

Medicine

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NOTE:  The remedies listed are all over the counter (OTC) – No prescription required! Please read and follow directions as printed on the label unless otherwise directed by your physician.

Nausea & Vomiting

  • Bonine
  • Dramamine
  • Vitamin B6
  • Unisom
  • B-Natal Therapops/Lozenges

(see FAQ for more information on nausea and vomiting) 

Indigestion & Heartburn

  • Maalox
  • Mylanta
  • Tums
  • Rolaids
  • Gaviscon
  • Pepcid
  • Zantac
  • Prevacid

Constipation

  • Metamucil
  • Citrucel
  • Fibercon
  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Haley’s MO

Diarrhea

  • Imodium AD

Hemorrhoids

  • Anusol HC
  • Preparation-H
  • Tucks Medicated Pads

Sinus Congestion & Allergy Symptoms

  • Mucinex
  • Claritin
  • Claritin D**
  • Benadryl
  • Dimetapp
  • Saline Nasal Spray
  • Afrin Nasal Spray*
  • Tylenol Sinus
  • Sudafed**

*Afrin Nasal Spray may be used exactly as directed (2 times daily) for no longer than 3 days.  Due to the addictive nature of this medication, you must throw the bottle away after the 3rd day. 

**You cannot simply get these products off the shelf. They do not require a prescription, but require a signature to obtain.  

*You should NOT take medications that contain ibuprofen or naproxen (e.g. Advil, Motrin, Aleve)

Cough

  • Delsym
  • Mucinex DM
  • Robitussin
  • Cough drops

(please read the label to choose the correct formula for your symptoms)

Headaches

  • Extra Strength Tylenol
  • Tylenol Sinus.  

Under no circumstances are you to take aspirin or any product that contains Ibuprofen or Naproxen. (e.g. Motrin, Advil, Aleve)