What Medications are Safe during Pregnancy?

Although some medications are safe to take during pregnancy, the effects of other medications on a fetus are unknown. It is very important to pay special attention to the medications you take while you are pregnant especially during the first trimester, which is a crucial time of development for your baby. Safe Medications to Take During Pregnancy* 
Allergy - Antihistamines including:


Chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton, Efidac, Teldrin), 
Diphenhydramamine (Benedryl)
Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin, Tavist)


Cold and Flu
Halls*,
Robitussin,
Trind-DM,
Vicks Cough Syrup,
Saline nose drops or spray,
Actifed, Dristan, Neosynephrine*, Sudafed,
Tylenol (Acteaminophen) or Tylenol Cold,
Warm salt water gargle
*Do not take sustained action forms or “multi-symptom forms


Constipation
Citrucil,
Colace,
Fiberall/Fibercon,
Metamucil,
Milk of Magnesia,
Senecot


Diarrhea
For 24 hours, only after 12 weeks of pregnancy:
Immodium,
Kaopectate,
Parepectolin


Cuts
First Aid Ointment
Bacitracin,
Neosporin


Headache
Tylenol (acetaminophen)


Heartburn
Gaviscon,
Maalox,
Mylanta,
Riopan,
Tums


Hemorrhoids
Anusol,
Preparation H,
Tucks,
witch hazel


Nausea and Vomiting
Emetrex,
Sea Bands,
Vitamin B6 (100 mg tablet)


Rashes
Benedryl cream,
Caladryl lotion or cream,
Hydrocortisone cream,
Oatmeal Bath (Aveeno)


Yeast Infection
Monistat (do not insert applicator too far)


*Please note: No drug can be considered 100% safe to use during pregnancy. If you have any questions, be sure to consult your medical team and review any prescriptions you may be taking.

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