Over-the-Counter Medications that are Safe to Use During Pregnancy

Safe OTC Medications To Use During Pregnancy

Brand Name
Generic Name
Antacids
Gaviscon®
Mylanta®/Maalox®
Tums®
Zantac®
Pepcid®
aluminum hydroxide & magnesium carbonate
aluminum hydroxide & magnesium hyrdroxide
calcium carbonate
rantidine
famotidine
Colds
Chloraseptic®
Mucinex®/Robitussin DM®
Sudafed®
ChlorTrimeton®
Benedryl®
Afrin®
Nyquil® USE SPARINGLY
throat spray, throat lozenges
guaifenesin
phenylephrine
chlorpheniramine
diphenhydramine
nasal decongestant spray
Nighttime cold medicine
Seasonal Allergies
Benedryl®
Claritin®
Zyrtec®
diphenhydramine
loratadine
citirizine
Constipation
Colace®
Citrucel®
Fibercon®
Metamucil®
docusate
methylcellulose
polycarbophil
psyllium
Diarrhea
Imodium®
PeptoBismol®/Kaopectate®
loperamide
bismuth subsalicyclate
Hemorrhoids
Creams are OK, avoid suppositories
Tucks®
Anusol®
Preparation H®
witch hazel (liquid)
pramoxine
hemorrhoid ointment
Nausea
*See nausea and vomiting handout for more options
Vitamin B6 (25 MG, 3 x day)
Unisom®
doxylamine
Pain/Fever
*avoid aspirin or NSAIDS
(non-steroidal antiinflammatories such as:
Advil® (ibuprofen), Aleve® (naproxen sodium)
Tylenol®
Acetaminophen (regular or extra strength)
Skin Rashes
Aveeno®
Caladryl®
A&D Ointment®
Alpha Keri®
Aquaphor®
Eucerin Cream®
Benedryl Cream®
Baby oil
1% hydrocortisone cream
Lice
Nix®
permethrin
Yeast
Monistat 7®
Gynelotrimin®/Mycelex7®
miconazine
clotrimazole

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