At Union General Women's Health, quality care for each patient is essential. Our focus is the health and welfare of you and your baby. With that in mind, please take a minute to read through this information regarding over-the-counter products that are considered safe for use during pregnancy. These medications are intended to be used for simple, uncomplicated illnesses and are considered to be safe after week twelve of pregnancy. Please call for treatment recommendations either prior to or after week twelve of your pregnancy if your illness does not respond to the medication suggested.
- Tylenol (acetaminophen, regular or extra strength) for pains, aches, headaches, and flu symptoms. NO Advil, Ibuprofen, or Aspirin
- Robitussin for cough. Sucrets or Chloraseptic for a sore throat
- Plain Sudafed or Sinus Excedrin, Benadryl Cold Plus, Benadryl Decongestant or Sinus for colds, runny nose, sinuses, and flu symptoms
- Benadryl liquid or capsules for allergy, itching, and hives
- Saline nasal spray (Ocean Spray) for runny stuffy nose
- Emetrol liquid or Pepto-Bismol for nausea
- Milk of Magnesia or Metamucil for constipation
- Kaopectate or Pepto-Bismol for diarrhea
- Maalox or Mylanta (NO SODIUM), Tums, Digel or Riopan for heartburn
- Monistat/Gyne-Lotrimin for vaginal yeast infection
- Tylenol/Benadryl for aches and pains and trouble sleeping
REMEMBER: The cardinal rule for pregnant women is that no drug can be assumed harmless. Check with us before taking other medications during pregnancy.