Runny nose: chlorpheniramine (Coricidin HBP cold and flu)

Decongestant: Afrin or NeoSynephrine nasal spray (don’t use more than 3 days)


Robitussin DM, Mucinex DM

Sore throat

Any throat lozenges, cough drops

Pain Relief—Headache—Fever

Acetaminophen (Tylenol); take as little as possible, and call the doctor for persistent fever over 101

Allergy Relief

Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec


Emetrol syrup, Doxylamine (Unisom SleepTabs, will cause drowsiness)

Reflux/heartburn – Gas/upset stomach

Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox; Anti-gas: Mylicon, Gas-X

Yeast Infection

Monistat 7 or equivalent


Imodium, Kaopectate


Senekot, Milk of Magnesia


Preparation H, Anusol, Tucks

Do not take more than doses recommended on label. Prescription and non-prescription medications during pregnancy are mentioned based on benefits and risks. While these medications are considered quite safe, there is no guarantee and the final decision to take one lies with the pregnant mother.