Approved OTC Medications In Pregnancy

Headeache or Pain

Tylenol or Extra Strength Tylenol.
DO NOT USE:Aspirin, Motrin, Advil (Ibuprofen), Aleve (unless specifically told to by your healthcare provider)

Nausea

Try small frequent meals. Ginger Ale, Vitamin B6, Sea Bands, Emetrol Sweet fruit syrup from canned fruits (i.e. pears/peaches)

Heartburn, Indigestion, Gas

Tums, Rolaids, Gas‐X, Tagamet, Mylanta (safe to use for first 12 weeks), Zantac, Pepcid
DO NOT USE: Pepto-Bismol

Congestion

Sudafed, Robitussin, Tavist D, Vicks Vapo Rub, Claritin or Claritin D, Zyrtec, Ocean Mist nasal spray

Cough/Colds

Robitussin, cough drops

Insomnia

Tylenol PM, Benadryl (for occasional use only)

Yeast Infections

3 to 7 day antifungal - Monistat, Femstat

Hemorrhoids

Preparation H, Tucks, Anusol

Toothache

Orajel, Novacaine, Dental X-ray with lead shield

Diarrhea

Imodium (1 dose - notify office if persists) BRAT Diet (banana, rice, applesauce, toast)

Constipation

Fiber supplements: FiberCon, Fiber Choice, Citrucel, Metamucil, Fiberall, All Bran or Fiber One Cereal
Stool softeners: Colace or Surfak

Itching

Benadryl tablets or cream

Acne

Benzoyle Peroxide (Clearasil) or Salicyclic Acid products

Lice Treatments

Rid.
DO NOT USE: Kwell

Sore Throat

Tylenol, Tylenol Extra-Strength, cough drops, Chloraseptic