Over-the-counter medications allowed during pregnancy:
**Please be aware that extensive studies have not been performed on medication use during pregnancy. The list below includes medications that are considered generally safe to take while pregnant, but there is no medication that is considered 100% safe.
Prenatal Vitamins: May be prescription or over-the-counter vitamins. Need to take daily.
Headache/Pain: Regular or Extra Strength Tylenol. NO Ibuprofen, Aleve or Aspirin.
Nausea: Emetrol, may try Vitamin B6 first (10-20 mg three times a day). If no improvement, ADD Unisom (doxylamine) 12.5 mg three times a day.
Antacid: Try Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, or Tums first. If no relief, may try Zantac, Pepcid OTC, or Tagamet.
Decongestant: Should be avoided before 12 weeks. After 12 weeks you can take Sudafed, Sudafed Sinus & Headache, Actifed, Tylenol Sinus products, Chlortrimeton.
Antihistamines: Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec.
Nasal Sprays: Saline nasal spray.
Cough: Non-alcohol containing preparations such as Triaminic, plain Robitussin, Robitussin PE, or Robitussin DM.
Diarrhea: Imodium. Kaopectate is no longer recommended.
Constipation: Fiber laxatives (Metamucil, Fiber-Con), Colace.
Yeast infections: Monistat 7.