Pregnancy-Safe Medicine

Over-the-counter drugs that can be taken during pregnancy

                          
 

        SYMPTOM                           MEDICINE
             Acne                                 Over the counter creams & astringents are okay

           Allergies                             Zyrtec, Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton, Claritin, Allegra, Flonase,                                        
                                                       Tylenol Sinus (store brand is okay)

                                                       Tylenol Cold/Flu/Sinus products (or store brand – choose  
    Cold/Flu Symptoms/             “alcohol free”), Benadryl, Robitussin DM, Robitussin plain,                     
   Cough/Sore Throat                 Delsym (Dextromethorphan), Claritin, Mucinex, Halls Cough 
                                                        Drops, Chloraseptic Spray, Sucrets, Cepacol, Saline Nasal Spray
                                                        Stool Softeners: Colace or Surfak

          Constipation                       Laxatives: Senokot, Milk of Magnesia, Miralax
                                                        Fiber: Konsyl, Benefiber, Citracil, Magnesium Oxide (found 
                                                        in the Vitamin aisle)

           Diarrhea                             Fiber as above, Kaopectate, Imodium, Bananas
Fever/Headache/Pain/             Tylenol, Extra Strength Tylenol (acetaminophen), Excedrin    
       Body Aches                            without Aspirin

                Gas                                 Mylicon (Simethicone)
                                                                  

                                                        Magnesium Glycinate (may also be listed as Chelated)                  
          Headaches                           250-500mg at bedtime, Magnesium Oxide most common   
                                                         but may cause more bowel movements, Tylenol
                                              
                                                                  
     Heartburn/Reflux                    Tums, Rolaids (sodium free), Mylanta, Maalox, Pepcid,                               
                                                         Zantac or Tagamet for severe heartburn

        Hemorrhoids                         Tuck Pads, Preparation H, Anusol suppositories
  Insomnia (trouble sleeping       Benadryl, Sominex (Diphenhydramine), Tylenol PM, Unisom               
     or falling asleep)                        
   
       Leg Cramps                             Calcium supplement, Magnesium Glycinate (may also be               
                                                         listed as Chelated) 250-500mg at bedtime
                                                                  
Minor cuts or scrapes                  Neosporin (or store brand antibiotic ointment)
Insect Bites/Poison Ivy/               Hydrocortisone cream, Benadryl cream, Coconut oil or
 Minor Itchy Skin/Rash                 other skin lotions, Calamine lotion     

                 
                                                         Emetrol, Vitamin B-6mg by mouth three times a day, 
Nausea and/or Vomiting             Dramamine 50mg every 6 hours. Unisom (may take with 
                                                         B-6), Sea Bands, Preggie Pops, Ginger Tea or candy

       Yeast Infection                        Miconazole cream, Monistat 7 day