Safe Medications During Pregnancy

Although you should try to minimize medication during your pregnancy, sometimes it is necessary for your health and comfort to take some type of medication. The following are acceptable:


  • Tylenol, regular, extra strength, or generic
  • Datril
  • Exprin (by Giant)
  • Panadol


  • Gaviscon
  • Maalox
  • Mylanta, Mylanta II
  • Riopan
  • Rolaids
  • Tums

Prescription medications that may be used only on the advice of your provider are:

  • Pepcid
  • Tagament
  • Zantac

Cold Remedies

Always check over-the-counter cold medications for alcohol, sugar, caffeine, or aspirin. All medications should be taken as directed and for no longer than seven days. If symptoms persist, call the office.

  • Actifed
  • Allerest
  • Allergy Relief Medicine (ARM)
  • Benadryl Plus
  • Benadryl Tablet, capsules, liquid
  • Chlor-Trimeton, Chlor-Trimeton LA
  • Claritin
  • Comtrex
  • Robitussin DM
  • Sine-Off (without aspirin)
  • Sinutab, extra strength, maximum strength (not Sinutab Allergy)
  • Sudafed, Sudafed Plus Tablets, liquid Sudafed, Sudafed 12 hour
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Triaminic, Triaminic Cold, Nite Lite, Syrup, PM, 12 Hour
  • Tylenol Sinus


  • Colace 50mg (one or two, twice daily)
  • Fibercon
  • Metamucil
  • Adequate exercise helps. Walking is a good exercise during pregnancy.
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruit, green leafy vegetables, and fiber
  • Increase water intake 8–10 eight-ounce glasses daily
  • If none of these measures help, call our office for further instructions.


  • BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, tea/toast)
  • Immodium AD (use no longer than 48 hours, and take no more than four caplets or eight teaspoons (40 ml) in 24 hours.
  • Kaopectate
  • If diarrhea persists, call the office for further instructions.


  • Anusol
  • Preparation H
  • Sitz Bath
  • Soaking in warm bath
  • Tucks

Nausea/ Morning Sickness

  • Emetrol (don’t use if diabetic)
  • Ginger Root (2 tablets, 2-4 times per day)
  • Small, frequent meals
  • Vitamin B6 (50mg twice daily)
  • 8–10 eight-ounce glasses of water per day (8 oz. glasses)

Obstetric Services

About Women Ob-Gyn is committed to providing you with high-quality care at each stage of your pregnancy, including: