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Medication Use During Pregnancy

Please call the office during regular office hours to speak with our nurse about over the counter medication options at (706) 341-3311. 

Please note: No drug can be considered 100% safe to use during pregnancy

Allergy

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®)

Loratidine (Claritin®)

Cetirizine (Zyrtec®)

Cold and Flu

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)*

Dextromethorphan (Robitussin®)*

Guaifenesin (Mucinex® [plain]) *

Vicks Vapor Rub® mentholated cream

Mentholated or non-mentholated cough drops

(Sugar-free cough drops for gestational diabetes should not contain blends of herbs or aspartame)

Acetaminophen (Tylenol®)*

Saline nasal drops or spray

Warm salt/water gargle

*Do not take the "SA" (Sustained Action) form of these drugs or the "Multi-Symptom" form of these drugs. 

Do not use Nyquil® due to its high alcohol content.

Diarrhea

Loperamide [Imodium®]

can be used after 1st trimester, for 24 hours only

Constipation

Methylcellulose fiber (Citrucel®)

Docusate (Colace®)

psyllium (Fiberall®, Metamucil®)

polycarbophil (FiberCon®)

polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX®)*

*Occasional use only

Hemorrhoids

Phenylephrine/mineral oil/petrolatum (Preparation H®)

Witch hazel (Tucks® pads or ointment)

First Aid Ointment

Neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin (Neosporin®)

Insect repellant

N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET®)

Rashes

Diphenhydramine cream (Benadryl)

Hydrocortisone cream or ointment

Oatmeal bath (Aveeno®)

Yeast Infection

Miconazole (Monistat®) - Use 7 Day Package

Nausea and Vomiting

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Vitamin B6 

Doxylamine (Unisom) 

Heartburn

Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium carbonate (Gaviscon®)*

Famotidine (Pepcid AC®)

Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide (Maalox®)

Calcium carbonate/magnesium carbonate (Mylanta®)

Calcium carbonate (Titralac®, Tums®)

*Occasional use only

Headache  

Do not use Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)​

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Sleep

Diphenhydramine (Unisom SleepGels®, Benadryl)

*Occasional use only

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