Approved Prenatal Medications


This list contains approved prenatal medications that can be purchased over the counter for a number of common ailments during your prenatal care. Your Ob provider may prescribe medications that are safe and not included on this limited list. It is important to consult your ob provider if you are unsure about any medication. Your provider is there to help you with all of your pregnancy care.


Headaches, Cold symptoms, Allergies

Sudafed
Plain Claritin (Loratadine)
Zyrtec
Benadyrl (Diphenhydramine HCl )
Mucinex
Guaifenesin
Halls cough drops
Plain Robitussin cough drops

Nausea and / or vomiting

Tums
Viactive
Over the counter Zantac Emetrol
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxime)- 50 mg daily
Candied Ginger (sold at Whole Foods and Williams & Sonoma)
½ tablet Unisom at bedtime

Diarrhea

Increase fluids, such as Gatorade, BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast). If severe, lasting more than 48 hours or if bloody, consult provider.
Prenatal Medications

Constipation

Miralax
Colace
Docusate
Benefiber
Metamucil
Fiber bars
INCREASE WATER INTAKE!!!

Gas

Simethicone
Tums
Mylanta
Gas X

Yeast infection

Miconazole Nitrate

Insomnia

Benadyrl
Unisom

Skin

Do not use any form of Retin A (Tretinoin) the entire pregnancy
Refrain from using skin treatments first trimester