Lexington Women's Health

Approved 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
  • Pepcid or Tagamet
  • Emetrol
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxime)- 50 mg daily
  • Candied Ginger (sold at Whole Foods and Williams & Sonoma)
  • ½ tablet Unisom at bedtime


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

Yeast infection

  • Miconazole Nitrate


  • Miralax
  • Colace
  • Docusate
  • Benefiber
  • Metamucil
  • Fiber bars


  • Simethicone
  • Tums
  • Mylanta
  • Gas X


  • Benadyrl
  • Unisom


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