Many prescription medications (including some antibiotics and anti-depressants) are considered safe in pregnancy. Please consult with your prescribing doctor if you have questions about starting or continuing a specific medication. We are happy to review any questions you have about medications during your preconception and pregnancy consult visits as well.
As a rule, you may safely take any over the counter medication that does not contain ibuprofen or aspirin. Here are a few of the common over the counter medications you may need during the pregnancy.
Cold medications: Robitussin, Sudafed, Benadryl, Tylenol Cold (or Sinus), Dayquil/Nyquil
Allergy: Benadryl, Sudafed, Zyrtec, Claritin
Constipation: Colace, Metamucil, Miralax, Milk of Magnesia, Fibercon, *do NOT use suppositories or enemas unless prescribed by us
Hemorrhoids: Preparation H, Cortaid
Heartburn/reflux: Tums, Pepcid, Prilosec OTC, Zantac
Insomnia: Unisom, Tylenol PM