Medicines & Pregnancy

Do You Know What Medicines Are Safe To Consume During Pregnancy?

We have gathered together a list of over the counter medicines which are considered to be low risk and safe for pregnant women to take.

As there is never a 100% guarantee that these medicines will be safe for everyone, it is always a good idea that you always consult your heath care provider before taking any medication while you are pregnant.

You should also be sure that you never exceed the recommended dosage for any medication.

Problem Recommended Medication
Indigestion, heartburn, gas, upset stomach Antacids for heartburn (Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox) Simethicone for gas pains (Gas-X, Mylicon, Phazyme)
Cough or cold Guaifenesin plus dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, Benylin Expectorant, Vicks Cough Syrup)
Cough drops
Vicks VapoRub
Note that some cold remedies contain alcohol, so you may want to use them sparingly if at all. Avoid products that contain the decongestants pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine, which can affect blood flow to the placenta.
Pain relief, headache, or fever Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Anacin-3)
Allergy relief Chlorpheniramine antihistamine alone (Chlor-Trimeton allergy tablets)
Be careful not to use decongestant sprays more often than is recommended on the packaging, as they can damage nasal passages if used too frequently
Constipation, hemorrhoids, and diarrhea Bulking products can be used regularly (Metamucil, Citrucel)
Laxatives and stool softeners (Colace, Dulcolax, milk of magnesia)
Hemorrhoid creams (Tucks, Preparation H, or Anusol)
Anti-diarrhea medication (Imodium)
Yeast infections and other fungal infections such as athlete’s foot Miconazole (Monistat 3) Clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin 3, Mycelex 7, Cruex, Lotrimin AF, Desenex)
Tioconazole (Monistat 1, Vagistat 1)
Nystatin (Bio-Statin, Mycostatin, Nilstat)
Butoconazole (Gynazole 1, Femstat 3, Mycelex 3)
Butenafine (Lotrimin Ultra)
Insomnia Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Nytol, Sominex-2)
Doxylamine succinate (Unisom Nighttime Sleep-Aid)
First-aid preparations Polysporin, Cortaid, Lanacort
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