Common Medications Safe in Pregnancy

(Follow package directions for over-the-counter medications.)

  • PAIN/FEVER
    Tylenol, Extra strength Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
    AVOID: Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Naprosyn (products containing Aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • COLDS/FLU/ALLERGIES/ASTHMA
    Claritin/D, Sudafed, Actifed, Benadryl, Robitussin DM, Lozenges, Alavert/D, Allegra/D, Zyrtec, Ventolin, Flonase, TB Testing
  • FLU SHOT
    Safe anytime in pregnancy
  • ANTIBIOTICS
    Penicillin, Ampicillin, Erythromycin, Zithromycin, and Macrobid are a few of the many safe antibiotics.  They may be safely prescribed by primary care physicians.
  • CONSTIPATION/HEMORRHOIDS/DIARRHEA
    Colace, Metamucil, Fibercon, Preparation H, Anusol, Imodium
  • HEARTBURN/NAUSEA/REFLUX/INDIGESTION
    Tums Ultra, Dramamine, Zantac, Maalox, Gaviscon
  • TOPICAL MEDICATIONS
    Monistat, any over the count 7-day antifungal cream.
    Hydrocortisone, Benadryl Cream, Bengay, Tiger Balm, Therapatch.

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