Patient Education

Medications in Pregnancy

The following is a list of medications considered safe to take during pregnancy. Unless otherwise noted, these can be taken according to package instructions. Although these medications are considered safe, we do recommend minimal use of any medications especially during the first three months of pregnancy. 

NAUSEA/VOMITING:

Emetrol 

COMMON COLD:

Acetaminophen (regular or extra strength Tylenol) 
Sudafed regular - 30 mg tablet (Generic - Psuedoephedrine found behind the counter)
Actifed - regular - 30 mg tablet (Generic - Psuedoephedrine found behind the counter)
DO NOT USE Phenylephrine, such as Sudafed, P.E.

COUGH:

Robitussin (plain only)
Mucinex Plain (NOT DM)
Cepacol or Sucrets throat lozenges 

HEARTBURN:

Maalox 
Riopan 
Rolaids (with calcium) 
Tums (with calcium) 
Mylanta
Mylicon 
Pepcid Complete, every AM and PM

DIARRHEA:

Kaopectate 
Immodium AD 

CONSTIPATION:

Colace 100 mgs, (Docusate sodium) stool softener 
FiberCon - capsule - fiber 
Citrucel - liquid fiber 
Konsyl - liquid fiber 
Metamucil - fiber - liquid or cookie bar 
Milk of Magnesia - 3 to 4 Tbsp - laxative 
Doxidan - caplet - laxative 

YEAST INFECTION:

Gyne-Lotrimin (3 or 7 day cream)
Monistat (3 or 7 day cream)
Mycelex (3 or 7 day cream)

HEADACHES:

Acetaminophen 

HEMORRHOIDS:

Preparation H 
Tucks 
Anusol or Anusol HC 

"ITCHY TUMMY":

Cocoa Butter or Nivea (jar) 
Benadryl - 25 mgs orally every 4 hrs. as needed, or Benadryl cream (externally) 

INSOMNIA:

Benadryl - 25 mgs orally at bedtime
Tylenol PM

INSECT REPELLANT:

Skin So Soft 
Skinlastic 

* Use sunscreen - you are more sensitive to sun. 
* No herbal products or vitamin supplements during pregnancy.