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Medication Used During Pregnancy

It is generally best to avoid using medications during pregnacy, especially during the first trimester. If necessary, there are some medications that are considered safe to use on a short-term basis. These medications are listed below. If you feel it is necessary to use any medication on a long-term basis, be sure to discuss the medication use with your physician.

Problems... Medication... Directions

Allergy      

Benadryl Follow package directions.

Cold and Congestion

Afrin Nasal Spray
Chlor-Trimeton
Sudafed

If conservative measures don’t work, take for 2-3 days, if symptoms are severe

Constipation

Citrucel
Colace (Docusate Sodium)
Effer-Syllium
Fibercon
Metamucil
Milk of Magnesia
Senokot

If conservative measures fail, use as needed. See Constipation section below.

Cough

Robitussin
Throat Lozenges
Zinc Lozenges

Follow package directions.

Diarrhea

Imodium
Kaopectate

Follow package directions.

Headache

Acetaminophen
Tylenol (Regular, Extra Strength)

2 tablets every 4-6 hours as needed, not to exceed 12/day Regular, or 8/day Extra Strength.

Heartburn

Antacids:
Maalox
Mylanta
Rolaids 500s
Tums EX
Pepcid, Tagamet, Zantac

Take antacids 1/2 hour before meals and before bedtime. Other medications, follow package directions.

Hemorrhoids

Anusol-HC
Preparation H

Follow package directions.

Morning Sickness

Vitamin B6 and Unisom

B6 25 mg twice a day/Unisom once a day at night. See Morning Sickness section below.

Rash

Benadryl Lotion
Cortaid Cream

Follow package directions.

Vaginal Yeast Infection

Gynazole 1
Gyne-Lotrimin
Monistat

Follow package directions

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