Approved Medications During Pregnancy

Approved Medicine During Pregnancy

Always ask your doctor or call the office for questions regarding medications in pregnancy. Your doctor will review the medications you are currently taking during your initial prenatal visit and make recommendations as needed. During the first 12 weeks, it is important that all medications be prescribed or discussed with your doctor. Tylenol is recommended for pain relief for minor discomforts. NSAIDs (Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Ibuprofen) should be avoided.  Several over the counter medications can be used to treat common pregnancy symptoms, colds or other ailments.  Listed below are the medications and treatments that our physicians recommend:

Symptom Medication
Cold symptoms Benadryl, Sudafed, Tylenol Cold and Sinus, Mucinex. Dayquil, Nyquil
Cough Robitussin, Triaminic, cough drops.
Constipation Colace, Ducolax, Miralax, Fibercon, Senekot, Metamucil, Milk of Magnesia, Fleet’s enema.  Increase fluids and fiber
Diarrhea Imodium
Gas Mylicon, Phazyme.
Heartburn/Indigestion Tums, Zantac, Nexium, Gaviscon, Rolaids, Maalox.
Hemorrhoids Preparation H, Tucks wipes, Anusol HC
Headache Tylenol, Extra-Strength Tylenol, Excedrin “Tension Headache”
Nausea Unisom, Vitamin B-6, Dramamine, Ginger
Nosebleeds, gum bleeding Saline nasal spray, elevate head and using direct pressure. Gargle with cold or salt water
Vaginal yeast infection Monistat and Gyne-Lotrimin