Over-the-counter medications safe to use in pregnancy

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  • Benadryl®
  • Chlortrimetron®
  • Ocean Spray® Mist
  • Claritin®

Cough/Cold/SoreThroat/Flu

  • Sudafed®
  • Dimetapp®
  • Actifed®
  • Robitussin® (after 14 weeks)
  • Tylenol® Sinus (after 14 weeks)
  • Tylenol® Flu (after 14 weeks)
  • Tylenol® Cold (after 14 weeks)
  • Triaminic® DM
  • Vick’s® Cough Syrup
  • Cough drops, lozenges, sprays
  • Vicks® Vapo-Rub
  • Warm salt-water gargle
  • Saline nasal drops or spray

Do not use SA (sustained action) or “Multi-Symptom” forms of these medications

Pain Relief

  • Tylenol®
  • Tylenol® Extra Strength

Constipation

  • Metamucil®
  • Citrucel®
  • Fiberall®/Fibercon®
  • Colace®/Pericolace®
  • Glycerin suppositories
  • Senokot®
  • Dulcolax®

Diarrhea (for 24 hours only)

  • Kaopectate®
  • Immodium® AD

Gas Pain

  • Gas-X®
  • Mylicon®
  • Phazyme®

Hemorrhoids

  • Preparation H®
  • Anusol® HC
  • Tucks®
  • Witch Hazel (chilled)

Heartburn/Stomach Upset

  • Maalox®
  • Mylanta®
  • Mylicon®
  • Gaviscon®
  • Tums®, Rolaids®
  • if antacids don’t work, try:
    • Zantac® 75 twice daily
    • Cimetidine®

Morning Sickness

  • 1/2 Unisom® tablet with 25mg B6
  • Emetrol® - if not diabetic (over ice,
  •     sip slowly)
  • 1500mg ginger
  • Sea-Bands®

First Aid Ointment

  • J & J®
  • Bacitracin®
  • Neosporin®

Rashes

  • Hydrocortisone cream (0.5%)
  • Benadryl® Cream
  • Oatmeal bath (Aveeno®)

Yeast Infections

  • Monistat® 7-day
  • Lotrimin®
  • Femstat®

Sleep

  • Tylenol® PM
  • Unisom®

Miscellaneous

  • Flu shot after 1st trimester
  • PPD-TB test
  • tetanus vaccine
  • Heptitus B vaccine
  • Nicotine patch
  • Ben-Gay®
  • Hair dye or perms