Safe Medications During Pregnancy

Safe Medications During Pregnancy

Below is a list of medications that can be obtained over the counter and are generally considered safe in pregnancy.

Medications for Colds/Viruses/Allergies:

Tylenol (acetaminophen) regular strength: two 325mg tabs every 4-6 hrs for fever and pain

Tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength: two 500mg tabs every 6hrs for fever and pain

DO NOT take more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in a 24-hr period Sudafed (pseudoephedrine): 60mg tab every 4-6 hrs for sinus congestion Robitussin OM (Dextromethorphan and guaifenesin): 10 ml every 4 hrs Claritin (loratadine): 1tab a day for allergy relief

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg tabs: take 1-2 tabs every 4-6 hrs for allergy relief

Afrin Nasal Spray- use as directed for nasal congestion for a total of 3 days maximum

Medications for Nausea/Vomiting, Heartburn and Indigestion

SO mg vitamin B6 plus 12.5 mg (half tab) of Unisom twice daily for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy

Zantac:150 mg twice a day for severe heartburn Pepcid AC:1tab twice a day for heartburn

Mylanta for heartburn, upset stomach and gas

Medications for Constipation

Metamucil or other psyllium formulas- take with plenty of water

Colace (docusate sodium) 100mg capsule: one to three times a day as needed

Medications for Diarrhea

Imodium (loperamide): 2 tabs once then one after each loose stool

Probiotic: daily

Medications for Yeast Infection

Monistat (miconazole): 1,3, or 7-day Gyne-lotrimin (clotrimazole): 3 or 7 day Probiotic: daily


Aspirin or anything containing aspirin including Alka-Seltzer or Pepto-Bismol

Ibuprofen- this includes Motrin, Advil, Aleve


Any vitamins, herbs or homeopathic remedies without first discussing with your healthcare provider.

DO NOT take anything that is not listed without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.