Guidelines for use of OTC Medications during your pregnancy

 

  • Colds/Allergies/Headache: Tylenol, Sudafed (unless high blood pressure), Actifed, Dimetapp, Benadryl, nasal saline spray, Claritin, Zyrtec
  • Sore throat: Chloraseptic throat spray, salt water gargle, throat lozenges
  • Cough: Robitussin DM
  • Heartburn/gas: Mylicon, Gas X, Mylanta, Maalox, Tums, Zantac, Prilosec, Pepcid.
    • Try to eat small meals, avoiding spicy or fatty foods; do not lie down for at least 1 hour after eating or take a walk after meals to help the digestive process.
    • Diarrhea: Imodium-call the office if symptoms persist more than 24 hours
    • Constipation: Colace, Milk of Magnesia, Metamucil, Pericolace, Senokot, and Miralax. If needed, an occasional Dulcolax suppository. Increase fluid intake.
    • Sleep aid: Tylenol PM
    • Hemorrhoids: Anusol HC, Preparation H
    • Do not use Aspirin or any Non-steroidal medications like Motrin, Advil, or Aleve during pregnancy
    • If any symptom persists or you have a question about a medication please call the office