Pregnant woman taking medication

Safe Medications During Pregnancy

Our first recommendation is to try non-drug treatments first (such as prune juice for constipation). If you do not get relief, please use the following guidelines:

  • Aches/Fever/Pains: Tylenol
  • Allergies: Tylenol Allergy/Sinus, Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec
  • Cold/Sinuses: Tylenol Cold, Sudafed (after 1st Trimester), Saline nasal spray, Afrin nasal spray
  • Constipation: Colace, Metamucil, Milk of Magnesia, Miralax
  • Cough: Robitussin Plain
  • Diarrhea: Kaopectate, Imodium AD
  • Headache: Tylenol, Aspirin-Free Excedrin
  • Heartburn: Mylanta, Maalox, Riopan, Pepcid, Prilosec
  • Hemorrhoids: Preparation H, Nupercainal, Anusol, Proctofoam, Tucks
  • Indigestion: Tums/Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox
  • Insomnia: Tylenol PM, Benadryl, Unisom
  • Nausea: Vitamin B6, Emetrol, Unisom, ginger
  • Sore Throat: Halls cough drops, Cepacol, Sucrets, Cloraseptic spray and lozenges, Tylenol
  • Yeast Infection: Monistat 7 and Gyne-Lotrimin

Being comfortable with your provider can help you communicate what you’re feeling. We don’t want you to hesitate telling your doctor about everything from ordinary aches and pains to when something serious could be happening. A good doc will always listen. To make an appointment with a physician who will listen to your concerns, five our patient navigator a call.
Health Sciences District: 816-404-4385 
Lakewood: 816-404-8281

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