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Safe Medications in Pregnancy

It is preferable to avoid taking medications during pregnancy, but when necessary, there are several safe options. The list below is a general guide and is not designed to be a substitute for medical advice. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or midwife.

Symptom Medications

Cold / Congestion

Tylenol Cold and Sinus
Sudafed
Mucinex
Heated, humidifier air

Pain (headache, backache)

Tylenol

Morning Sickness

Vitamin B6 - three times a day
Unisom (doxylamine) - one tablet at bedtime

Heartburn

Any over the counter medications including:
Tums
Maalox / Mylanta
Zantac
Pepcid

Cough

Robitussin
Mucinex
Cough Drops

Allergies

Benadryl
Saline Nasal Rinse
Steroid Nasal Sprays (Flonase, Veramyst, Rhinocort)
Claritin (Loratadine)
Zyrtec (Cetirizine)

Constipation

Metamucil or Fibercon
Colace (Docusate) - stool softener
Miralax

Diarrhea

Immodium or Kaopectate

Hemorrhoids

Any over the counter preparation is okay