Medications That Are Safe To Take During Pregnancy
We want to help make your pregnancy a healthy, happy experience.
There may be times throughout your pregnancy when you may feel the need to take over-the-counter or prescription pain or other symptom-relief medication for everyday illnesses.
The following list of over-the-counter medications are considered safe for pregnant women. Please follow the instructions on the package for appropriate dose.
|Headache||Plain Tylenol, Extra Strength Tylenol (acetaminophen)|
|Cold or sinus congestion||Actifed (Pseudoephedrine), Sudafed (Phenylephrine), Chlor-Trimeton (Chlorpheniramine), Claritin (Loratadine), Zyrtec (Cetirizine), saline nasal spray|
|Cold or sore throat||Plain Robitussin cough syrup (Guaifenesin), all cough drops, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol)|
|Heartburn or indigestion||Tums, Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Gaviscon (Calcium Carbonate) Pepcid AC (Famotidine), Zantac (Ranitidine), Axid AR (Nizatidine)|
|Constipation||Pericolace (Sennosides/Docusate), Colace (Docusate), Metamucil (Psyllium), Fibercon (Polycarbophil), Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)|
|Nausea||Ginger lollipops, Vitamin B6 25 mg three times daily, Unisom (Doxylamine) ½ tablet twice daily, Benadryl (Diphenhydramine), Emetrol SIPS (Dextrose/Fructose/Phosphoric Acid|
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