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Obstetrics & Gynecology Pregnancy & Delivery

Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Pregnancy Medication

Almost everything that a pregnant woman eats or drinks can enter the bloodstream of the developing fetus. This includes medications, food, drink and alcohol. The following list of medications have been commonly used for years and are thought to be safe when used as recommended.

All prescription medications should be approved by a physician before taking them, and any prescription medications you were taking before becoming pregnant should be discussed with your physician before stopping them.

Symptom May take:
Pain Reliever Tylenol (Acetaminophen), Extra Strength Tylenol
Congestion or Cold Sudafed, Robitussin (Plain or DM), Chlortrimeton, Over the counter cough drops, Vicks Vapor Rub, Afrin or saline Nasal Spray
Constipation Metamucil, Colace, Citracel, Fibercon, Milk of Magnesia, Miralax
Heartburn Tums, Rolaids, Maalox (Regular, not Advanced), Mylanta, Pepcid or Prevacid
Diarrhea Imodium AD, Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol
Allergies Benadryl (Topical cream and oral), Chlortrimeton, Zyrtec, Claritin
Nausea Vitamin B6 and Unisom tablets, Meclizine, Ginger
Sleep Unisom, Benadryl or Dramamine
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