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Approved Medication List

Posted on: 01/29/2016

Approved Medication List
In general, it is best to avoid any medications during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.  If you are taking a prescription, please notify us as soon as possible.  Use our Approved Medication List to determine what medications you can take safely during pregnancy.

Pain Medication
Extra Strength (or regular strength) Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
DO NOT TAKE Aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Aleve

Antibiotics
Amoxicillin, Penicillin, Keflex, Omnicef, Zithromaz ZPack (by prescription only)

Cough/Cold  Medications
Robitussin (cough)
Robitussin DM (productive cough)
Cough drops & throat lozenges
Chloraseptic  Spray

Decongestants (nasal congestion/pressure in ears)
Sudafed (Psuedoephedrine – ask for this at pharmacy),
Robitussin CF, Tavist D, Ocean Mist Nasal Spray, Simply Saline
Antihistamines (runny nose/eyes, itchy eyes, seasonal allergy symptoms)
Zyrtec, Claritin, Benadryl

Heartburn/Indigestion/Gas
Tums, Rolaids, Gas-X, Tagamet, Mylanta (safe to use the first 12 weeks), Zantac
DO NOT TAKE Pepto Bismol

Hemorrhoids
Preparation H, Tucks Pads (keep in the refrigerator), Calmoseptine Cream

Diarrhea
Imodium – one dose only (notify office if it persists)
Try BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast)

Constipation
Colace, FiberCon, Citrucel, Metamucil, Milk of Magnesia, Fiberall

Insomnia
Benadryl (ocassional use only - notify office if problem persists)
Unisom

Yeast Infection
Monistat 3 or 7 day treatment (notify office if symptoms persist after treatment)

Toothache / Dentist
Orajel, Novacaine, X-rays for dental procedures may be taken as necessary. The abdomen should be appropriately double shielded.

(For Dental FAQs please go to the For Patients page of our website)

Lice Treatments
RID
DO NOT USE Kwell

Artificial Sweeteners
Nutrisweet, Aspartame, Equal
DO NOT USE Sweet and Low

Misc. Immunizations
Flu Shot (recommended anytime during pregnancy)
PPD (after 12 weeks gestation)
Td or Tdap (after 20 weeks gestation)

Asthma
Most asthma medications are approved for use during pregnancy.  Ask your provider at your next visit or call any office if you have questions.

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