Over-the-counter medications for common pregnancy complaints


Indigestion, heartburn, gas and/or upset stomach:

Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox, Gas-X, Mylicon, Phazyme

Cold or cough:

Robitussin DM, Benylin Expectorant, Benadryl, Mucinex or Mucinex DM, cough drops (w/o alcohol), Chlor-Trimeton, DayQuil, Tylenol Multi-Symptom

Pain relief, headache, and/or fever:

Tylenol, cough drops (w/o alcohol)
*Please call the office if for fevers over 101 that are unrelieved by Tylenol*

Allergy Relief:

Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec

Constipation:

Metamucil, Citrucel, Colace, Milk of magnesia

Hemorrhoids:

Tucks, Preparation H, Anusol

Diarrhea:

Imodium, Kaopectate
*Please call the office if symptoms persist more than 24 hours*

Yeast Infection:

Monistat 7 (insert vaginal applicator only halfway)


**Remember that it is important not to take more than the recommended dose. If possible, avoid taking anything during your first trimester when your growing baby is most vulnerable. Prescriptions and non-prescription medication are recommended during pregnancy based on the benefits and risks. While recommended medications are considered quite safe, there is no guarantee, and the final decision to take any medication during pregnancy lies with the pregnant mother.**