Over-the-Counter Medications & Pregnancy

 

Some over the counter medications can cause complications during pregnancy. Pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may be harmful to the fetus. The medications listed below, are considered safe during pregnancy. Please call our office before taking any over the counter medications not listed below. Our triage staff is trained to answer questions regarding over the counter medications or other questions you may have.

 

cold preparations:

•  Mucinex/Mucinex DM
•  Sudafed
•  Tylenol Cold
•  Throat Lozengers
•  Vick Vapor Rub
•  Chloraseptic Spray
•  Zicam

diarrhea:

•  Kaopectate
•  Immodium AD

fever:

•  Tylenol

gas:

•  Phazyme

heartburn:

•  Maalox
•  Mylanta
•  Tums
•  Rolaids
•  Pepcid
•  Zantac

hemorrhoids:

•  Perparation H
•  Anusol
•  Tucks

nausea and vomiting:

•  Emetrol
•  Peppermint
•  Ginger gum

rash and itching:

•  Benadryl
•  Claritin

stool softener:

•  Colace
•  Metamucil
•  Fibercon
•  Milk of Magnesia

yeast infection:

•  Monistat

 

Please Note:  Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates is not affiliated with nor endorses the brands listed above.  This list is provided for informational purposes only and patients should always consult their health care provider prior to beginning any over-the-counter, prescription, or supplement regiment.