Over the Counter Medications During Pregnancy

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Over the Counter Medications During Pregnancy

Although it is best to take as little medication as possible during pregnancy, the following are generally considered safe while pregnant, but please call your provider with questions.


Know which over the counter medications are safe to take during pregnancy.

 

Over the counter medications during pregnancy can be a challenge when you do not know what to take, or if it will be a risk to your baby. Always consult your obstetrician if you have any concerns or if your symptoms are not improving. Please check out the following list of over the counter medications that are generally considered safe for you to take.

NOTE: Our Physicians only have privileges at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Any other facilities will not be able to contact your Sweetwater OB GYN provider.

 


Symptoms and over the counter medications

Headache,Fever
Tylenol or Tylenol Extra Strength

Stuffy Nose, Headaches, Muscle Aches, No Fever
Benadryl, Saline Nasal Drops Tylenol (plain, NO DECONGESTANT), Neti Pot

Stuffy, Runny Nose
Chlor-trimeton, Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec (plain, NO DECONGESTANT) Neti Pot

Cough
Robitussin

Sore Throat
Salt water gargle, Chloraseptic, Cepacol


NOTE: If you experience a fever greater than 100.4 with any of the above symptoms please call the office.


Heartburn, Gas
Mylanta, Tums, Pepcid, Nexium. It is important to avoid high fat/fried foods and large meals. Try not to eat a heavy meal right before bed, elevate head of bed.

Constipation
Metamucil, Colace, Miralax, GasX, foods that contain high fiber

Diarrhea
Immodium Clear liquids for 24 hours Call for appointment if it lasts > 24 hrs

Itching
Hydrocortisone Cream, Benadryl Cream

Painful Urination
Please call office.


ALL MEDICATIONS LISTED ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL DRUG STORE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION


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