Common Medications Safe in Pregnancy

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


Tylenol, Extra strength Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

Avoid: Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Naprosyn (products containing Aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)


Claritin/D, Sudafed, Actifed, Benadryl, Robitussin DM, Lozenges, Alavert/D, Allegra/D, Zyrtec, Ventolin, Flonase, TB Testing

Flu Shot

Safe anytime in pregnancy


Penicillin, Ampicillin, Erythromycin, Zithromycin, and Macrobid are a few of the many safe antibiotics. They may be safely prescribed by primary care physicians.


Colace, Metamucil, Fibercon, Preparation H, Anusol, Imodium


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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