Below is a list of over the counter medications that you can safely take during pregnancy. If any condition lasts more than one week or worsens on the medication, please call the office. Also call us if you have a reaction to any of the medications.

Common Colds, Cough, Nasal Congestion, Seasonal Allergies

  • Actifed (pseudoephedrine & reiprolidine)
  • Robitussin (guaifenesin)
  • Benadryl
  • Robitussin DM
  • Chlor-Trimenton (chlorpheniramine)
  • Sudafed (pseudoephedrine)
  • Claritin
  • Sudafed Cough & Cold (Sudafed/Robitussin/Tylenol)
  • Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant)
  • Dimetapp
  • Thera-Flu
  • Mucinex
  • Drixoral
  • Vicks vaporub

Diarrhea

  • Imodium AD
  • Kaopectate

Headaches- call if no relief!!

  • Tylenol (acetaminophen) **Limit 4 gm/day**
  • Extra strength tylenol

Heartburn/Indigestion

  • Maalox
  • Tagamet
  • Mylanta
  • Tums
  • Pepcid
  • Zantac
  • Rolaids

Hemorrhoids

  • Anusol- cream or suppositories
  • Preparation H
  • Tucks wipes

Nausea- call if no relief

  • Benadryl
  • Dramamine
  • Ginger capsules- 250 mg 4x each day
  • Vitamin B6- 25- 50 mg 3-4 x each day (do not take more than 200 mg/day)

Skin Rashes

  • Aveeno
  • Caladryl
  • Benadryl cream
  • 1% Hydrocortisone cream (used sparingly)

Sore Throats

  • Any throat lozenges
  • Call if fever or white patches on throat

Stool Softeners

  • Citrucel
  • Metamucil
  • Colace
  • Milk of Magnesia – laxative
  • Fibercon

Vaginal Yeast Infections

  • Monistat (miconazole) - 7 day
  • Mycelex or Lotrimin (clotrimazole) - 7 day