Medications Safe in Pregnancy

For Colds and Flu:

  • Tylenol for body aches, pains and headaches.
  • Sudafed or Mucinex for congestion
  • Robitussin for coughing
  • Chloraseptic Spray or Cepacol lozenges for sore throat, you can also do warm salt water gargles
  • Call the office for a prescription if: You have a fever over 101, coughing up green phlegm, especially if you don’t feel better in 2-3 days.


  • It’s ok to take Benadryl, Claritin, and Zyrtec


  • Ok to take Milk of Magnesia, Sennakot, Miralax or Colace. Also, make sure you add extra fiber in your diet; Benefiber is good and drink extra water.


  • Ok to take Immodium AD
  • BRAT diet, bananas, rice, applesauce, tea or toast.

Nausea and Vomiting:

  • Ok to try Vitamin B6, Ginger, Ginger Tea, Emetol- over the counter syrup to settle stomach.
  • Call the doctor is no relief for prescription: If you are unable to keep anything down for more than one day or if you are weak or dizzy.


  • Ok to take Mylanta, Maalox, Tums, Pepcid or Zantac.
  • Call the doctor if above medications does not help or if you are having abdominal pain or black tarry stools.


  • Ok to take Tylenol ES 2 tabs every 6 hours.
  • Call the doctor if: you have blurred vision, dizzy or seeing spots


  • Ok to use Preparation H, Anusol or Tucks.

Nose Bleeds or Gum Bleeding:

  • This is very common with pregnancy. You can use Ocean Spray as needed.
  • Call the doctor if: you are worried or persistent.

Leg Cramps:

  • This is very common especially at night. Try to increase your diet in Potassium (bananas and orange juice); magnesium oxide 400-800 mg daily.


  • It is ok to go to the dentist. You can have X-rays be sure they shield your abdomen and thyroid. We have a note for your dentist if you would like to get one.
  • Ok for “Novocain,” some antibiotics and pain medications. Have your dentist call the office for approved medications. 314-432-3669