Some Medications Considered Safe for Use During Pregnancy

Condition

Medication

Cough
  • Dextromethrophan (Robitussin DM sugar free ®) -Cough suppressant
  • Cough drops
    Consult with your doctor if you have
    severe or persistent sore throat
  • Constipation
  • Metamucil® , Citrucel®,
  • Docusate (Colace®, Ducolax ®)
  • Milk of magnesia.
  • Polyethyelene glycol (Miralax®)
  • Diarrhea
  • Loperamide (Imodium A-D ®)
    Consult with your doctor if you have high fever or more than one dose is necessary
  • Gas
  • Simethicone (Gas-X ®, Mylicon ®, Phazyme ®)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
  • Ranitidine (Zantac®)
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet®)
  • Hayfever, sneezing, runny nose, itchy watery eyes
  • Chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton ®,Efidac ®, 
        Teldrin ®)
  • Diphenhydramine  (Benadryl ®) Clemastine (Tavist  Allergy ®)
  • Rhinocort Aqua nasal spray
  • Headache or fever:
  • Acetaminophen (APAP,Paracetamol,Panadol, Tylenol®)
  • Heartburn
  • TUMs®
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Tucks®
  • Preparation H®
  • Anusol®
  • Insomnia
  • Doxylamine (Unisom Sleep Tabs® )
  • Motion sickness
  • Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine ®)
  • Nasal congestion
  • Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed ®)
        -Avoid in first trimester. Consult with your
        doctor regarding risk -benefit. Not for
         prolonged use.
  • Saline nasal spray (Ocean Mist®)
  • Nausea
  • Ginger
  • Pyridoxine 25 mg PO TID WITH

  •        Unisom Sleep Tabs (Doxylamine Succinate 25 mg) 1/2 tablet TID
    Rash
  • Caladryl lotion or cream
  • Hydrocortisone 1% cream or ointment
  • Oatmeal bath (Aveeno)
    Consult with your doctor if you have itching for more than a few days
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Clotrimazole cream (Gyne-Lotrimin®)
    Or other topical azole therapy, applied for 7 days
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