Safe Medications During Pregnancy

The following over-the-counter medications and/or suggestions have been approved for use by A Woman’s View’s obstetrics patients. If after trying these recommendations your symptoms do not subside, please call the office for further guidance.

Heartburn/Indigestion

Tums® (good calcium supplement), Zantac®, Prilosec®, Pepcid®, Maalox®, or Nexium®

Cough/Congestion/Sore Throat

  • Regular Robitussin® (regular- not DM)
  • Vaporizer/humidifier
  • Warm salt water gargles 4 times a day
  • Mucinex® (regular)
  • Sudafed® (regular – not DM)
  • Saline nasal spray
  • Cough drops

Allergies

Claritin®, Benadryl®, or Zyrtec®

Hemorrhoids

  • Preparation H®, Tucks pads®
  • Keep area clean
  • Warm tub soaks daily
  • Avoid constipation

Headaches/Minor Pains

  • Regular Tylenol® or Extra Strength as directed on the bottle
  • Ibuprofen as directed up to 26 weeks

Constipation/Minor Pains

  • Increase bulk and fiber in diet
  • 8 to 10 glasses of water a day
  • Metamucil®, Citrucel®, FiberCon®, Colace®, or Miralax®, as directed on the bottle

Diarrhea

Kaopectate® or Immodium as directed on the bottle

External Vaginal Itching

  • Warm tub soaks with baking soda 2 times a day
  • White cotton-crotch underwear
  • Dry self thoroughly with hair dryer after bath or shower
  • Monistat 7® internally or externally

Swelling/Edema

  • Left sided rest
  • Elevate the extremity (above the level of the heart)
  • Drink 8 glasses of water per day

If you have any question about this or your pregnancy, please feel free to call our office at 828-345-0800 and ask to speak with an OB nurse.