Medications Safe to Use During Pregnancy - Women's Excellence

Common Cold/Sinus 

  • Actifed 
  • Benadryl 
  • Claritin or Claritin D 
  • Mucinex 
  • Saline only (no Afrin) Nasal Spray 
  • Sudafed (not with high Blood-Pressure) 
  • Tylenol Cold/Sinus 
  • Zyrtec 
  • Gargle with warm salt water 

Constipation 

  • Colace 
  • Fiber Supplement (Metamucil, Benefiber, etc.) 
  • Fleets Enema 
  • Glycerin Suppository 
  • Milk of Magnesia (liquid or gel caps) 

Cough 

  • Robitussin DM 
  • Cough Drops 
  • Chloraseptic spray 

Diarrhea
For 24 hours, only after 12 weeks of pregnancy 

  • Kaopectate 
  • Immodium AD 

First Aid Ointment 

  • Bacitracin 
  • Neosporin 
  • Polysporin 

Headache/Aches & Pains 

  • Tylenol/Tylenol Extra Strength 
  • Excedrin Tension 

* NO Asprin, Ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil* 

Heartburn/Gas 

  • Gas-X 
  • Prilosec 
  • Maalox 
  • Mylanta 
  • Zantac 75 mg or 150mg up to twice daily 
  • Tums 

Hemorrhoids 

  • Anusol 
  • Preparation H 
  • Tucks 
  • Witch Hazel 

*If bleeding occurs please call office* 

Nausea 

  • Vitamin B6 50mg every 6 hours 
  • IF NO RELIEF try adding Dramamine or Unisom (take these along with vitamin B6) 
  • Sea Bands 
  • Raw Peeled Apple 
  • Ginger or Candied Ginger 

Yeast Infection 

  • Monistat 7 day treatment 

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