Listed are medications believed to be safe for relief of minor discomfort during pregnancy.  It is best to avoid any medications during the first twelve (12) weeks of pregnancy.  If you are taking any new medications or have any medical complications, you should notify your doctor as soon as possible.  If you are a patient and have questions, please contact us during office hours.

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PAIN/FEVER MEDICATION
Tylenol (acetaminophen) for minor aches, pains and headaches.

DO NOT USE:
Aspirin
Motrin
Advil
Aleve


HEARTBURN, INDIGESTION, GAS
Tums
Rolaids
Gas-X
Mylanta
Tagamet
Zantac

DO NOT USE:
Pepto-Bismol (contains aspirin)


COUGH/COLDS
Robitussin (cough)
Robitussin DM (non productive cough)


DECONGESTANTS
Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) - Short period of time ONLY
Robitussin CF
Tavist D
Ocean Mist nasal spray (saline solution)


ANTIHISTAMINES
Zyrtec
Claritin
Benadryl
Dimetapp


NAUSEA
Small Frequent Meals
Ginger Ale
Vitamin B6
Sea Bands (acupressure on wrists)
Sweet Fruit Syrup (from canned fruits)


INSOMNIA (unable to sleep)
Benadryl
Unisom


YEAST INFECTION
Monistat
Terazol


HEMORRHOIDS
Preparation H
Tucks Pads


DIARRHEA
Imodium (1 dose - if persists notify office)


LICE TREATMENTS
Rid

DO NOT USE:
Kwell


SWEETENERS
Nutrisweet

DO NOT USE:
Sweet and Low


TOOTHACHE
Orajel

May see dentist and have cavities filled using Novacaine
Dental x-rays to be taken with lead shield


CONSTIPATION
Colace                  Metamucil
FiberCon             Milk of Magnesia
Citrucel                Fiberall


RECOMMENDED PRENATAL VITAMINS
Nature Made
Kirkland Brand
Target Brand