Safe Medication List

Safe Medication List

Antihistamines
  • Allegra
  • Benadryl
  • Claritin
  • Claritin D*
  • Chlor-Trimeton-D*
  • Chlor-Trimeton-DM
  • Doxylamine Succinate
  • Sudafed
  • Zyrtec and Zyrtec-D*

*after first trimester and in limited quantities thereafter

Constipation
  • Colace
  • Fibercon
  • Konsyl
  • Metamucil
  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Miralax
  • Perdiem
Cough
  • cough drops (any)
  • Dayquil
  • Mucinex
  • Nyquil
  • Robitussin DM
  • Robitussin PE*
Decongestants
  • Benadryl
  • Sudafed*
  • Tylenol Sinus

*after first trimester and in limited quantities thereafter

Diarrhea
  • Immodium AD
  • Kaopectate
Fever
  • Acetaminophen*
  • Tylenol*
  • Tylenol Extra Strength*

*use only as directed on bottle

Gas
  • Mylicon
  • Mylanta GAS
  • Mylanta Antacid/Anti-gas
  • Simethicone
Heartburn
  • Gaviscon
  • Maalox
  • Mylanta
  • Pepcid Complete
  • Prilosec
  • Nexium
  • Rolaids
  • Tums
  • Zantac
Hemorrhoids
  • Annusol Suppository/Ointment (with or without cortisone)
  • Colace
  • Preparation H
  • Tucks
Iron Supplements
  • Ferancee HP
  • Ferrosulfate
  • Ferrosequels
  • Slow FE
  • Slow FE with Folic Acid
Itching
  • Benadryl Ointment
  • Caladryl
  • Cortaid
  • Hydrocortisone Ointment
Nasal Spray
  • Ocean and Nasal Mist
  • Flonase
Nausea
  • Dramamine
  • Emetrol
  • Ginger 250 mg (3 x per day)
  • Relief Band
  • Sea Bands
  • Unisom
  • Unisom Sleep Tab
  • Vitamin B6
Pain
  • Acetominophen*
  • Tylenol*
  • Tylenol Extra Strength*

*use only as directed on bottle

Poison Ivy
  • Benadryl Lotion or Cream
  • Caladryl Lotion
  • Ivy Dry
Sleep
  • Benadryl
  • Unisom Sleep Tab
Sore Throat
  • Chloraseptic
  • Sucrets
  • Throat Lozenges (any)
Yeast
  • Any Over-the-Counter for Yeast Infection
Calcium Supplement
  • Tums EX- two tablets twice daily
  • Viactiv
Dry Skin
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Eucerin Lotion
  • Vitamin E Lotion
Expectorants
  • Mucinex
Dental Procedures

Your dentist may use Lidocane injections, but you may not receive nitrous oxide gas. Tell your dentist that you are pregnant prior to any procedures. If you usually take antibiotics prior to any procedures continue to do so. You may take Amoxicillin or Clindamycin or call our office for other meds. You may have dental x-rays with abdominal lead shield if necessary.

Sun Screen
  • Use SPF 30 or higher
Insect Repellant
  • OK to use.
Travel

You may travel up to 36 weeks of pregnancy as long as your doctor has not put you on any restrictions. Check with your individual air carrier or cruise line regarding traveling during pregnancy. When traveling empty your bladder frequently and make frequent stops to stretch.

Miscellaneous

No studies have been done indicating that the following procedures have an adverse effect on fetal development:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Artificial Nails
  • Hair Color – after first trimester (12 weeks)