Approved Medications

Safe Meds for Pregnancy and Mother

Approved-medications for Pregnancy and Mother. Although minimize medication during pregnancy, sometimes it is necessary for your health. This list includes medicines that are safe for consumption during pregnancy.

Cold/Flu

Always check over-the-counter cold medications for alcohol, sugar, caffeine, or aspirin. Medications should be taken as directed and for no longer than seven days. If symptoms persist, call our office.

  • Actifed
  • Allerest
  • Allergy relief medicine (ARM)
  • Benadryl (tablet, capsule, and liquid form), Benadryl Plus
  • Chlor-Trimeton, Chlor-Trimeton LA
  • Claritin
  • Comtrex
  • Robitussin DM
  • Sine-Off (WITHOUT aspirin)
  • Sinutab Extra Strength, Sinutab Maximum Strength (NOT Sinutab Allergy)
  • Sudafed (tablet and liquid form), Sudafed Plus, Sudafed 12 Hour
  • Throat lozenges
  • Triaminic, Triaminic Cold, Triaminic Nite Lite, Triaminic PM, Triaminic 12 Hour
  • Tylenol Sinus

Constipation

The following medications can be taken for constipation relief:

  • Colace 50mg (one or two, twice daily)
  • Fibercon
  • Metamucil

Other helpful suggestions:

  • Increase water intake to 8-10 eight-ounce glasses daily
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, and fiber
  • Get adequate exercise; walking is a good exercise during pregnancy

If constipation persists, call our office for further instructions.

Diarrhea

The following approved-medications can be taken for relief of diarrhea:

  • Immodium AD (use no longer than 48 hours and no more than four caplets or 8 teaspoons in a 24-hour period)
  • Kaopectate

You might also try the B.R.A.T. diet (banana, rice, applesauce, tea/toast). If diarrhea persists, call our office for further instructions.

Hemorrhoids

The following medications can be taken for relief of hemorrhoids:

  • Anusol
  • Preparation H
  • Tucks

Other helpful suggestions:

  • Soak in a warm bath
  • Take a sitz bath

Aches/Pains

The following medications can be taken for pain relief:

  • Datril
  • Exprin (by Giant)
  • Panadol
  • Tylenol, Extra Strength Tylenol, or generic acetaminophen

Heartburn/Indigestion/Upset Stomach

The following over-the-counter medications can be taken for indigestion, heartburn, and upset stomach:

  • Gaviscon
  • Maalox
  • Mylanta, Mylanta II
  • Riopan
  • Rolaids
  • Tums

The following prescription medications may be used only on the advise of your physician:

  • Pepcid
  • Tagament
  • Zantac

Nausea/Morning Sickness

The following medications can be taken for relief of nausea:

  • Vitamin B6 (50mg twice daily)
  • Emetrol (don’t use if diabetic)

Other helpful suggestions:

  • Ginger Root (2 tablets, 2-4 times a day)
  • Small frequent meals
  • 8-10 eight-ounce glasses of water a day

Women who are taking the following drugs/medications should not Breastfeed

  • Bromocriptine
  • Cocaine
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cyclosporine
  • Doxorubicin
  • Ergotamine
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Phenindione