Over the Counter Meds and Remedies That are Safe in Pregnancy

Allergy relief

  • Chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton Allergy Tablets, Zyrtec)
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Diphenhist, Genahist, Nasacort)
  • Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin, Tavist ND, Triaminic allerchews, Flonase)

Cough or cold

  • Cough Drops
  • Dextromethorphan (Benylin, Scot-Tussin DM, Vicks 44 Cough Relief)
  • Guaifensein (Hytuss, Mucinex, Naldecon Senior EX, Robitussin)
  • Guaifensein plus Dextromethorphan (Benylin Expectorant, Robitussin DM, Vicks 44E)
  • Vicks Vapor Rub
  • Avoid medications that contain alcohol or the decongestants pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine

Constipation

  • Psyllium (Konsyl-D, Metamucil, Modane Bulk, Perdiem)
  • Polycarbophil (Equalactin, Fiber-Lax, FiberNorm, Konsyl-Fiber, Mitrolan)
  • Methylcellulose (Citrucel, Unifiber)
  • Stool Softeners (Colace, Dulcolax, Maltsupex, Milk of Magnesia)

Diarrhea

  • Imodium
  • Kaopectate II
  • Maalox Anti-Diarrheal

First-aid

  • A&D Ointment
  • Aveeno Oatmeal Bath
  • Benadryl Cream
  • Hydrocortisone (Cortaid, Lanacort)
  • Neosporin
  • Polysporin

Gas Pain

  • Simethicone (Gas-x, Maalox Anti-gas, Mylanta Gas, Mylicon)

Headaches

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Caffeine
  • Rest

Heartburn

  • Antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Pepcid AC, Rolaids, Tagamet, Tums, Zantac)

Hemorrhoids

  • Anusol
  • Preparation H
  • Tucks Pads
  • Witch Hazel

Insomnia

  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Nytol, Sominex)
  • Doxylamine succinate (Maximum Strength Unisom Sleepgels)
  • Tylenol PM (Acetominophen and Diphenhydramine)

Nausea

  • Fluids
  • Frequent Snacks
  • Ginger
  • Vitamin B6 100mg tablet

Sore throat

  • Cough Drops
  • Cepacol Lozenges
  • Chloroseptic spray
  • Mouthwash

Yeast Infections

  • Butoconazole (Femstat 3, Mycelex 3)
  • Butenafine (Lotrimin Ultra)
  • Clotrimazole (Cruex, Gyne-Lotrimin 3, Lotrimin, Mycelex 7)
  • Miconazole (Desenex, Femizol-M, Micatin, Monistat 3)
  • Terbinafine (Lamisil AT)
  • Tioconazole (Monistat 1, Vagistat 1)