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 “alcohol free”), Benadryl, Robitussin DM, Robitussin plain,
Cold/Flu Symptoms/

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 without Aspirin
Body Aches

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,
Nexium or Tagamet for severe heartburn

Hemorrhoids                                 Tuck Pads, Preparation H, Anusol suppositories

Insomnia                                         Benadryl, Sominex (Diphenhydramine), Tylenol PM, Unisom

(trouble sleeping or falling asleep)


Leg Cramps                                    Calcium supplement, Magnesium Glycinate (may also belisted 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), PSI Bands (can get on Amazon), Preggie Pops, Ginger Tea or candy

Yeast Infection                                Miconazole cream, Monistat 7 day

Due to the threat of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are taking precautionary measures to protect our staff and patients. We are implementing a temporary NO VISITOR policy at this time. Only patients or patients and their guardians will be allowed into the office. Please note, this is not to inconvenience anyone! The virus is a very real threat and it is essential that we stay healthy in order to provide needed care for our patients. If you are sick, we ask that you CALL the office to speak with a nurse before you come in. The nurse will provide specific instructions for you. Please DO NOT enter the office if you are sick (upper respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, or flu like symptoms). We are closely monitoring the situation and will update you as circumstances change. Thank you for your understanding!!