Approved Medications in Pregnancy


This list contains medications that are over the counter and can safely be used during pregnancy for a number of ailments. Your provider may prescribe other safe medications for you that are not on this list. If you have any questions regarding a medication, please call our office. We are here to help you with all facets of your pregnancy care.

Headaches, Allergies, Cold Symptoms:

  • Extra Strength Tylenol- Acetaminophen 500 mg
  • Regular Strength Tylenol- Acetaminophen 325 mg
  • Claritin (Loratidine)
  • Zyrtec (Certirizine)
  • Benadryl (Diphenhidramine)
  • Sudafed PE (Phenylephrine)
  • Mucinex (Guaifenesin)
  • Robitussin
  • Tylenol Sinus- Acetaminophen 325 mg and Phenylephrine Hcl 5 mg
  • Halls cough drops
  • Plain Robitussin cough drops

Heartburn, Nausea and/or Vomiting

  • Pepcid (Famotidine)
  • Pepcid Complete Chewables
  • Tagamet (Cimetidine)
  • Zantac (Ranitidine)
  • Tums
  • Emetrol
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyroxidine) 50mg per day
  • Unisom (Doxylamine) ½ tablet at bedtime
  • Sea Bands (motion sickness bracelets)

Constipation

  • increase water intake!
  • Fiber (Metamucil, Benefiber, Fiber bars)
  • Colace (Docusate sodium)
  • Miralax
  • Milk of Magnesia

Diarrhea

  • BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast)
  • Increase fluid intake
  • Immodium
  • If severe, lasting for > 48 hours or bloody, call the office

Insomnia

  • Tylenol PM
  • Benadryl
  • Unisom

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