Non-Prescription 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 medication for everyday illnesses. The following list of over-the-counter medications is considered safe for pregnant women. Please follow the instructions on the package for appropriate dose.
|Cold or sore throat||Plain Robitussin cough syrup (Guaifenesin), all cough drops, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol)|
|Cold, sinus congestion or allergies||Actifed (Phenylephrine), Chlor-Trimeton (Chlorpheniramine), Claritin (Loratadine), Zyrtec (Cetirizine) or saline nasal spray. Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine) can be used in the second and third trimesters.|
|Constipation||Pericolace (Sennosides/Docusate), Colace (Docusate), Metamucil (Psyllium), Fibercon (Polycarbophil), Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide), MiraLAX|
|Headache||Plain Tylenol, Extra Strength Tylenol (acetaminophen)|
|Heartburn or indigestion||Tums, Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Gaviscon (Calcium Carbonate) Pepcid AC (Famotidine), Zantac (Ranitidine), Axid AR (Nizatidine)|
|Hemorrhoids||Preparation H (Phenylephrine/Hydrocortisone) cream, ointment, gel, pads or suppositories, Anusol (Hydrocortisone); Tucks pads (Witch hazel); Americaine (Benzocaine); non-medicated sitz baths|
|Insomnia||Benadryl (Diphenhydramine), Unisom (Doxylamine), Tylenol PM|
|Nausea||Ginger lollipops, Vitamin B6 25-50 mg three times daily, Unisom (Doxylamine) ½ tablet twice daily, Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)|
|Vaginal itching||Monistat 7 (Miconazole)|
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