Pregnancy Safe Medications




THE UTMB WOMEN’S SPECIALTY CARE SAFE OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION LIST
FOR PREGNANT WOMEN


SYMPTOM


HELPFUL HINTS


OVER THE COUNTER


MEDICATIONS

ACNE

Benzyl Peroxide

BACK PAIN

Pillows (knees, back, abdomen)

Support belt such as Mom-EZ

Tylenol

COLD/FLU/COUGH

Increase water intake.

It is very important to stay well hydrated.

Tylenol

Mucinex

Robitussin (Plain)

Triamnic Expectorant

Benadryl

Zyrtec

Claritin

Allegra

Cough Drops –

Vitamin C

Halls

Honey

(No Zinc Lozenges)

Nasal Saline

Vick’s Vapor Rub

CONSTIPATION

Increase fluids (water and juice)

Milk of Magnesia

Metamucil

FiberCon

Fiber Choice

Citrucel

Benefiber

Dulcolax

Docusol

Colace

Correctol

DIARRHEA

Avoid milk or milk products.

Don’t eat 4-6 hours, then drink clear liquids (broth, apple juice)

B.R.A.T.T. DIET (Bananas, Rice, Applesause
, Toast, Tea )

Imodium

Kaopectate

GAS

Avoid spicy or fried foods

Gas X

Beano

Gasaid

Mylanta Gas

HEADACHE OR MIGRAINE

Rest in dark room.

Massage neck and shoulders.

Tylenol

Tylenol PM

Excedrin PM

Excedrin Tension

HEARTBURN OR INDIGESTION

Small, frequent meals.

Avoid spicy or fried foods.

Mylanta

Gaviscon

Zantac 75

Pepcid AC

Tums

Maalox

HEMORRHOIDS

Good fiber intake. Avoid constipation and excess straining during bowel movement.

Preparation H

Anusol

Tucks Ointment/Medicated Pads

Americaine

Nupercaine

NAUSEA

Small, frequent meals. Plain crackers before getting out of bed. Sprite, 7-Up, Ginger ale

Seabands (Bracelets)

Unisom

B6 50 mg

SINUS/ALLERGIES

Increase water intake.

This will help thin the drainage for quicker relief.

Claritin

Benadryl

Tylenol Sinus

Excedrin Sinus – (Aspirin Free)

Vick’s Vapor Rub

Nasal Saline

SLEEP AID

Warm (not hot) shower, warm decaffeinated tea.

Benadryl

Tylenol PM

SORE THROAT

Decaffeinated Hot Tea (Honey)

Tylenol Sore Throat

Chloraseptic Spray

Cepacol Spray

Cough Drops Listed Above


Disclaimer: This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information provided is intended to be informative and educational and is not a replacement for professional medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. Last reviewed Nov. 7, 2011.

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