We know you want the best for your baby! Here you will find answers to some common questions during your pregnancy.
What medications are safe in pregnancy?
Fortunately, there are many medications that are considered safe during pregnancy.
In general, do not take any medications that you have not been prescribed during your first trimester. If you have any questions about pre-existing prescriptions, please ask us!
This is a list of over the counter medications that are considered safe to take at any time during your pregnancy.
This list has generic names as well as some common brand names of those types of medicine.
- Tylenol or acetomenophen
- Do not take aspirin (Anacin, Bayer) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or any other NSAIDs
- Antacids (Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox, Pepcid, Prevacid)
- Simethicone (Gas-X, Mylicon) for gas pain
- Immodium for diarrhea
- Guaifenesin (Robitussin)
- Guaifenesin plus dextromethorphan (Robitussin-DM)
- Cough drops
- Vicks VapoRub
- Chlorpheniramine antihistamine alone (chlor-trimetron)
- Saline nasal spray
- Neti-pot or sinus rinse
- Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra
- Fiber (Metamucil, Citrucel, Benefiber) can be used regularly
- Laxatives can be used occasionally (Colace, Dulcolax, MiraLax)
- Tucks for hemorrhoids
- Prunes or prune juice
Other things your might be concerned about that appear to be safe:
- One or two (8 oz) cups of coffee per day
- Nix for head lice