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.
||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
||Metamucil, Colace, Citracel, Fibercon, Milk of Magnesia, Miralax
||Tums, Rolaids, Maalox (Regular, not Advanced), Mylanta, Pepcid or Prevacid
||Imodium AD, Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol
||Benadryl (Topical cream and oral), Chlortrimeton, Zyrtec, Claritin
||Vitamin B6 and Unisom tablets, Meclizine, Ginger
||Unisom, Benadryl or Dramamine