It is preferable to avoid taking medications during pregnancy, but when necessary, there are several safe options. The list below is a general guide and is not designed to be a substitute for medical advice. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or midwife.

 

SymptomMedications
Cold/CongestionTylenol Cold and Sinus
Sudafed
Mucinex
Heated, humidifier air
Pain (headache, backache)Tylenol
Morning SicknessVitamin B6 - three times a day
Unisom (Doxylamine) - one tablet at bedtime
HeartburnAny over the counter medications including:
Tums
Maalox/Mylanta
Zantac
Pepcid
CoughRobitussin
Mucinex
Cough Drops
AllergiesBenadryl
Saline Nasal Rinse
Steroid Nasal Sprays (Flonase, Veramyst, Rhinocort)
Claritin (Loratadine)
Zyrtec (Cetirizine)
ConstipationMetamucil or Fibercon
Colace (Docusate) - Stool softener
Miralax
DiarrheaImmodium or Kaopectate
HemorrhoidsAny over the counter preparation is okay