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Safe Medications During Pregnancy

Here is a list of medicines that are safe to take during pregnancy. The above list is not exhaustive or complete, but rather gives a general overview. Please call us with any questions regarding these medications or any other over the counter medications. Please call us with medications that were prescribed by other physicians to check the safety during pregnancy. 

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Approved Over the Counter (OTC) Medications

Approved Prescriptions Medications

Medications You Should Not Take While Pregnant


Acne

Benzyl Peroxide
(Clerasil)

Erthromycin
Clindamycin

Accutane
Tetracycline

Allergies

Benadryl
Tylenol Allergy
Claritin

Zyrtec

Contact

Antibiotics

 

Cephalosporins
(Keflrex, Ceftin)
Clindamycins
Erthromycins
(Zithromax)
Flagyl
Macrobid
Penicillins
(Amoxicillin)

Bactrim
Cipro
Tetracyclines

Asthma

 

Advair
Flovent
Proventil
Singulair

 

Cold/Flu

Tylenol cold/flu
Tylenol cold/sinus
Sudafed

Tamiflu

Nyquil
Meds with Alcohol
Aspirin
Mortin
Ibufrofen

Cold sore

Abreva

Acyclovir
Valtrex

 

Constipation

 

 

 

Cough

Dextromethorphan
Guaifensin
Robitussin

Codeine

 

Depression

 

Some meds are safe 1st and 2nd trimester

Lithium

Diarrhea

Immodium

 

Pepto-Bismol

Headache

Tylenol

Codeine
Fiorocet

Amerge
Aspirin
Ibuprofen
Imitrex
Naprosyn

Heartburn

Tums
Rolaids
Mylanta
Pepcid
Tagamet
Zantac

Prilosec
Prevacid

 

Hemorrhoids

Preparation H
Anusol
Tucks

Anusol HC

 

Insomnia

Benadryl

Ambien

 

Itching

Benadryl
Calamine Lotion
Hydrocortisone 1%

Steroids

 

Lice

Rid

 

Kwell

Nausea/vomiting

Emetrol
Dramamine
Vit B 6
Unisom
Sea Bands

Compazine
Phenergan
Reglan
Zofran

 

Pain

Tylenol

Narcotics (short term use)

Aspirin
Ibuprofen
Toradol
Celebrx
Naprosyn

Vaccines

 

Flu
H1N1
Tetanus

Live vaccines
Rubella
Yellow Fever
Inhaled H1N1

Vitamins

No Mega doses
B complex, C, Folic acid

Prenatal Vitamins

Limit Vitamin A, D, E, & K

Yeast infections

Monistat
Femstat
Gyne-Lotrimin

Terazol