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Safe Medications

For common problem during PREGNANCY and BREASTFEEDING

You should try to avoid taking ANY medications during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. 

Do NOT take aspirin or ibuprofen.

The use of generic substitutes is OK.

Cold & Sinus/Allergy

Sudefed/Actifed (not in 3rd trimester)

Any Tylenol product

Benadryl

Claritin

Zyrtec

Cold air humidifier


Constipation

Miralax

Colace

Pericolace

Milk of Magnesia

Metamucil

Bran cereals

Docusate

Surfak

Dulcolax (can produce cramping)

Fiber powder


Cough

Robitussin DM

Mucinex

Vapor rub

Humidifier

Vicks or Halls Cough Drops


Diarrhea

Kaopectate

Immodium Advanced

BRAT diet

Avoid milk products

Avoid fatty foods


Fever

Call our office if your fever is more than 100

Tylenol/Tylenol PM


Gas

Mylicon/Simethicone

Gax X



 




Headache

Tylenol/Tylenol PM

Acetaminophen (325mg 3-4 times/day)

Do NOT take any aspirin or ibuprofen products


Heartburn

Pepcid AC

Gaviscon

Rolaids/Tums with calcium

Maalox

Mylanta H

Zantac

Priolosec (Take 30-60 minutes after meals or as needed with all products)


Hemorrhoids

Tucks

Preparation H

Anusol HS

Warm tub baths


Leg Cramps

Calcium carbonate tablets

Bananas

Oranges


Morning Sickness

Emetrol (avoid if diabetic)

Vitamin B6 (25-50 mg 3 times/day)

Ginger root tablets

Sour candies, salty snacks, crackers

Eat frequent snacks

BRAT diet


Sore Throat

Cloraseptic spray

Throat lozenges like Cepechol

Sale water gargles


Vaginal Itching

Vagasil

Hydrocortisone cream (external only)

Monistat after week 14