Do’s & Don’ts of Pregnancy: Medications

First Trimester

No medication is guaranteed to be “absolutely safe” during pregnancy, however, many are used commonly and do no impact the development of your baby.

Do's & Don'ts of Pregnancy Medications

During the First Trimester, we recommend you don’t take any medication without consulting your physician first.

The following over the counter medications are noted to be safe after the first 12 weeks. Please call your physician if you are unsure of what to take, how much to take or if your symptoms don’t improve or worsen within 48-72 hours.

Seasonal Allergies

  • Zyrtec
  • Claritin
  • Benadryl

Nausea

  • Vitamin B6,
  • Emetrol,
  • Cola Syrup,
  • Ginger

Headaches

  • Extra Strength Tylenol (absolutely NO Aspirin, Aleve or Motrin – Ibuprofen)

Cold (Sore throat, cough and/or congestion)

  • Sudafed
  • Tylenol Cold
  • Actifed
  • Chlor-Trimeton
  • Dimetapp
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Chloraseptic
  • Robitussin
  • Robitussin DM

Gas

  • Gas X
  • Mylicon
  • Immodium (for diarrhea)
  • Simethicone products

Constipation

  • Fiber
  • Colace
  • Milk of Magnesia

Hearthburn

  • Pepcid
  • Zantac
  • Maalox
  • Gavison
  • Mylanta
  • Tums

Fever

  • Extra Strength Tylenol

Hemorrhoids

  • Sitz Baths
  • Preparation H
  • Tucks or Witch Hazel Pads
  • Anusol Suppositories
  • Corticane

Rashes

  • Calamine Lotion
  • 1% Hydrocortizone Cream
  • Aveeno Baths

Yeast Infections

  • Mycelex
  • Monistat
  • Gynelotrimin