Safe Pregnancy Drugs

Taking medications for two (or more!)

You know that whatever you eat, drink or smoke goes to your growing baby. This is also true with over-the-counter medications. There may be, however, times when you need to take medications during your pregnancy or when you are breastfeeding.

There are a number of safe medications you can take- but please note that only the items in the list are generally accepted as safe or are known NOT to be safe. There are some listed that lack conclusive data. Please use caution with over-the-counter medications and only use as directed.

Please feel free to contact us is you have any questions.

FDA official site for safety of all kinds during pregnancy: FDA

                     

Medication

Pregnancy

Lactation

Cold, Allergy, Sinus
Allegra noyes
Benadryl yesno
Claritin yesyes
Chlor-Trimeton  yesno
NasalCrom  yesyes
Robitussin (plain)  yesyes
Sudafed no (especially 1st trimester) no
Vicks 44 Cough  yesyes
Zyrtec yesno
Breathe Right Strips yesyes
Saline Nasal Spray  yesyes
Menthol Cough Drops  yesyes

Pains, Aches, Fever
Tylenol yes yes
Tylenol ES yes yes
Ibuprofen no yes
Aleve no yes

GI Upset, Heartburn
Maalox yes yes
Mylanta yes yes
Tums yes yes
Tagamet yes no
Pepcid yes no
Zantac yes no

Nausea, Vomiting
Vitamin B6, 50 mg twice a day yes yes
Ginger Lollipops yes yes
Dramimine yes no
Unisom yes no

Diarrhea
Immodium yes yes

Constipation
Colace yes yes
Metamucil yes yes
Fibercon yes yes
Dulcolax/ Correctol no yes
Senokot no yes

Hemorrhoids
Tucks yes yes
Anusol yes yes
Preparation-H yes yes

Gas
Mylicon yes unknown
Lactaid yes yes

Yeast Infections
Nystatin yes yes
Monistat yes unknown
Gyne-Lotrimin yes unknown

Itching, Poison Ivy
Benadryl, topical yes yes
Aveeno Oatmeal Bath yes yes

Insomnia
Unisom no no

Vaccines
Flu Vaccine, including H1N1 yes yes
Hepatitis B Series yes yes
PPD yes yes