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

Increase dietary roughage, bran, dark green leafy vegetables and fruits. Drink eight to ten glasses of water daily.

 

Cough

 

 

  • cough drops (any)
  • Dayquil
  • Mucinex
  • Nyquil
  • Robitussin
  • Robitussin DM
  • Robitussin PE*

 

*after first trimester and in limited quantities thereafter

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
  • Caldaryl
  • 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)