The following medications are considered safe to take in pregnancy in limited amounts. If you have any questions or concerns, or if your symptoms are not improving, please call us.
Allergies (Runny nose, sinus congestion, itching eyes): Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec
Back Pain: Tylenol (acetaminophen); Ice packs, Massage therapy, Biofreeze, Icy Hot
Constipation Prevention: Start a fiber supplement at a small dose and slowly increase. This may include Fibercon, Benefiber, Metamucil or Konsyl EZ-Mix. Colace (Docusate, stool softener) 1-2 x/day. Miralax (1 scoop in 8 oz liquid).
Constipation Treatment: Temporarily stop prenatal vitamins. They contain iron in them which can be very constipating. Senekot, Milk of Magnesia, Konsyl EZ-Mix, Colace (1 pill 2x/day), Miralax (1 scoop in 8 oz liquid)
Cough: Robitussin (make sure only ingredient is Guiafenesin)
Diarrhea: Imodium or Kaopectate; Start a BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast). Come in to see Doctor if: Fever, Not improved in 2-3 days, Weak or dizzy
Headache: Tylenol (Acetaminophen) *DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN OR ADVIL/IBUPROFEN*. Come in to see Doctor if: Dizziness, blurred vision, Not getting better
Heartburn/Acid Reflux: Tums, Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta, Zantac, Tagamet, Pepcid
Hemorrhoids: Preparation H or HC, Anusol, Tucks
Insomnia: Benadryl, Tylenol PM
Leg Cramps: Calcium 1000mg/day. Come in to see Doctor if only one leg hurting or swollen.
Nausea and Vomiting: Vitamin B6 50mg every 6 hours, Ginger, Ginger Tea, Emetrol. Come in to see Doctor if you are unable to keep liquids down for more than one day, feeling weak and dizzy, or/and are dehydrated
Nose Bleeds or Gum Bleeding: Common in pregnancy
Pain: Tylenol (Acetaminophen) *DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN OR ADVIL/IBUPROFEN*.
Skin Irritation: Hydrocortisone cream, Benadryl cream, Calamine Lotion, Zyrtec, Oatmeal bath
Sore Throat: Cepacol lozenges, chloraseptic spray