OB Medication List

The following list of medications is suggested when necessary for use during pregnancy. Medications should be used cautiously during the first trimester (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy.

MEDICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY

The following list of medications is suggested when necessary for use during pregnancy. Medications should be used cautiously during the first trimester ( first 12 weeks) of pregnancy. If a medication you wish to use does not appear on this list, please check with the office BEFORE using. The FDA considers generic medication safe.

 

ALLERGIES:

  • Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
  • Chlor­Trimeton
  • Claritin
  • Alavert
  • Zyrtec

 

COLD/SINUS/NASAL CONGESTION:

  • Mucinex
  • Saline Nasal Spray (Ocean)

 

CONSTIPATION:

  • Increase fiber and water
  • Colace
  • Metamucil
  • Citrucel
  • Effer­syllium
  • Miralax (daily)
  • Fiber One Cereal

 

COUGH:

  • Robitussin plain or DM
  • Cough Drops (avoid licorice flavor)

 

DIARRHEA:

  • Drink clear liquids, avoid milk products X 24 hrs
  • Immodium AD

**Contact office if diarrhea lasts more than 2 days**

 

FEVER/ACHES/PAINS:

  • Tylenol regular or extra strength – use as directed

 

GAS:

  • Mylanta – all available forms
  • Simethicone

 

HEARTBURN/INDIGESTION:

  • Avoid greasy, spicy and fried foods
  • Prilosec – best taken in the am before breakfast
  • Mylanta – all available forms
  • Maalox
  • Tums
  • Pepcid AC, Pepcid Complete
  • Tagamet HB200
  • Zantac 75
  • Gaviscon (liquid forms work the best)

 

HEMORRHOIDS:

  • Increase fiber and water
  • Preparation H
  • Anusol HC
  • Tucks

 

LEG/MUSCLE CRAMPS:

  • Os­Cal
  • Caltrate

 

NAUSEA AND/OR VOMITING:

  • Eat small frequent meals. Carbohydrates usually help. Stay hydrated with small sips of liquid. Avoid an empty stomach.
  • Vitamin B6 50 mg in the am and pm in combination with Unisom sleep tablet (Doxylamine succinate) ½ tablet. If drowsiness occurs, stop Unisom in the am.

 

YEAST INFECTION:

  • Monistat 7 (do not use single dose treatment)
  • Gyne­Lotrimin

 

DO NOT USE:

  • Decongestants
  • Advil
  • Motrin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aleve
  • Naproxen
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine)