Safe Medications to Take During Pregnancy


White it would be ideal to take no medications during pregnancy, this is an unrealistic goal for many people. Thankfully, there are many medications that have been used for many years and have not been shown to cause problems for the baby. You may use medications for any of the common problems listed below without fear of harming your baby.

Common conditions:

  • Headache or orher minor aches and pains: Acetaminophen (e.g.Tylenol regular or extra strength)
  • Nasal Congestion: Sudafed, Actifed, Afrin nasal spray, Claritin, Zyrtec
  • Cough: Robitussen DM
  • Cold: Tylenol cold
  • Allergies: Claritin, Benadryl
  • Rash: Aveeno bath, Benadryl tablets. Creams - Calladryl, Benadryl, or Hydrocortisone
  • Back pain: Tylenol, Heating pad, Icy Hot/Bengay, Maternity support
  • Sore throat: Throat lozenges (e.9. Sucrets, Halls)
  • Constipation: Metamucil, Milk of Magnesia,/li>
  • Diarrhea: PeptoBismol, Kaopectate, Immodium
  • Nausea: Ice chips, Saltine crackers
  • Heartburn: Antacids (e.g. Mylanta, Maalox, Tums)
  • Hemorrhoids: Preparation H, Anusol, Tucks