Safe Meds During Pregnancy


Safe Medications

One of our more common questions from new mothers is about medications and how they might affect their new baby. We’re here to answer your questions.


Safe Meds During Pregnancy

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If you are pregnant or nursing, it’s even more difficult if you have a cold or virus. If you experience symptoms, check this list first before calling your doctor.

If a medication is not on this list, please call our office (910)323-2103 and leave a detailed message for the Triage Nurse at Ext 445 before taking it. She will document your call, pull your chart, consult with the doctor, and call you back with further instructions.

AcneOver-the-counter creams and astringents are okay
Allergies/HayfeverBenadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin, Chlor-Trimeton, Tylenol Sinus( or store brand)
Multiple cold, Flu SymptomsTylenol Cold/Flu/sinus Products(or store brand), Motrin cold/flu/sinus(or store Brand), If using liquid Cold/Flu/Sinus, choose liquids that are alcohol free
ConstipationStool Softeners: Colace or Surfak | Laxatives: Senokot, Dulcolax, or Milk of Magnesia
CoughRobitussin Products “Alcohol Free”
DiarrheaKaopectate, Immodium
Dry SkinLotions, creams are okay. No need to buy expensive brands.
Fever, Headache, Pain, Body AchesTylenol, Extra Strength Tylenol,(acetaminophen), Motrin, Advil,(ibuprofen)before 20 weeks, Aleve(naproxen) before 20 weeks
GasMylicon (simethicone)
HeartburnTums, Mylanta, Maalox, Pepcid, Tagamet for severe heartburn
HemorrhoidsTucks Pads, Preparation H, Anusol
Insomnia (Trouble Staying or Falling Asleep)Benadryl, Nytol, Sominex(diphenhydramine)
Minor Cuts or ScrapesNeosporin (or store brand antibiotic)
Minor Rash/Itchy SkinHydrocortisone cream
Nausea and/or VomitingVitamin B6 25 mg by mouth three times a day or Dramamine
Sore/Scratchy ThroatCepacol Lozenges, Chloraseptic Lozenges
Stuffy NoseSudafed(pseudoephedrine), Saline Nasal Spray
Vaginal Yeast InfectionMonistat(or store brand), Lotrimin, Femstat