Inevitably, there will be times in pregnancy where illness or discomforts will have you uncomfortable. Conservative measures are always preferred and can be found in detail in PREGNANCY > CHANGES YOU CAN EXPECT.

However, should medications be needed these are our approved list of medications. As the baby is a potential recipient of any drug, it is the responsibility of each woman of childbearing age to consider the use of prescription or non-prescription drugs.

Allergies: Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec

Common cold: (do not use any “cold products”; they are usually combined with a mixture of medications which are not always the best option for pregnant women)

  • Tylenol, Actifed, Robitussin, Robitussin DM, Robitussin PE, Benadryl, Tylenol Sinus, Tavist D, Dimetapp, Chloraseptic, Deconosal

Constipation: Colace, Glycerine suppositories, Milk of Magnesia, Metamucil, Fibercon

Cough: Plain Robitussin

Diarrhea: Immodium, Kaopectate (Liquid only)

Gas: Gas X, Simethicone, Gaviscon

Headache: Tylenol – NO IBUPROFEN, NO ADVIL, NO ALEVE PRODUCTS

Heartburn or Indigestion: Tums, Zantac, Maalox, Mylanta, Pepcid, Mylicon, Tagament, Axid

Hemorrhoids: Preparation H, Witch Hazel pads

Insomnia: Bendaryl, Unisom,

Nausea and Vomiting: 25 mg of Vitamin B6 three times per day with 1 Unisom at night

Pain: Tylenol or Extra Strength Tylenol (not to exceed 4000 mg per day) – NO IBUPROFEN, NO ALEVE, NO ADVIL PRODUCTS

Rash: Hydrocortisone cream, Benadryl

Yeast Infection: Monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin