Medications that are safe during Pregnancy

Many pregnant woman have various ailments in which over the counter medications may be appropriate to use. This is a list of the most common ailments that you may experience and the medications that have been approved for use during pregnancy. All medications should be limited and used with caution in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Allergy/Cold symptoms

Chlortrimeton, Benadryl, Claritin, Dimeta

Headache, Fever, General Aches/Pain

Tylenol (Regular Strength) 2 tablets every 6 hours; not to exceed 8 tablets in a 24 hour period.

Constipation

Colace, Metamucil, Miralax

Cough

Robitussin DM

Diarrhea

Imodium, Kaopectate

Heartburn

Mylanta, Maalox, Pepcid, Zantac, Tums

Hemorrhoids

Anusol HC, Tucks Pads

Sinus Congestion

Sudafed, Neosynephrine

Sore Throat

Chloraseptic, Cepacol lozenges


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