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Pregnancy Approved Medications List

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In general, try to avoid taking any medications in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. If, however, you do need to take something, please follow the medications listed below. If the condition continues, worsens or you have any questions, do not hesitate to call. A generic replacement may also prove effective and less costly.

Antihistamines/Runny nose Claritin, Zyrtec, Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton
Constipation Benefiber, Colace, Fibercon, Metamucil, or Milk of Magnesia *To help prevent: Increase dietary roughage with bran, fruits, green leafy vegetables and make sure to drink 8 – 10 glasses of water daily
Cough/Colds Robitussin or Robitussin DM
Decongestants Robitussin CF, Tavist D, Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) *Do not take Sudafed if you have any blood pressure problems
Diarrhea Immodium, BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) diet with fluids until better. *No Pepto Bismul
Dry Skin Cocoa butter, Eucerin lotion, Vitamin E lotion
Expectorants Mucinex or Robitussin
Heartburn/Indigestion Tums, Rolaids, Zantac, Pepcid, or Gas-X *No Pepto Bismul
Hemorrhoids Anusol, Preparation H, or Colace
Itch Benadryl cream, Caladryl lotion, Low-dose Hydrocortisone cream
Nausea Small frequent meals, ginger ale or ginger tablets, Doxylamine Succinate 12.5 mg taken with Vitamin B6 25 mg starting at once daily and increasing as needed (maximum 4 times per day)
Pain Tylenol (do not exceed package directions), Prenatal massage * No Aspirin, Naproxen (Aleve), Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin)
Sore Throat Cepacol or Chloraseptic, Spray or Lozenges
Yeast Infection Monistat 7

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