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Over-the-Counter Medications During Pregnancy


The following is a list of over-the-counter medications that you may take during your pregnancy to treat some commonly encountered symptoms. As with all medications used in pregnancy, safety cannot always be proven. You should, in general, limit the use of medications to the treatment of severe symptoms.

Please inform your doctor of any prescription medications that you are taking.

Recommended Over-the-Counter Medications
Symptom Solution
Heartburn    Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox
Headache    Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Constipation    Fiber Supplements (Metamucil)
Stool Softeners (Colace - Ducosate Sodium)
Hemorrhoids Preparation H, Anusol
Nausea    Vitamin B6
Unisom (Doxylamine Succinate)
Fever    Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Cough    Robitussin DM
Nasal Congestion    Benadryl, Sudafed
Sore Throat    Any Lozenges, including zinc
Chloraseptic spray
Diarrhea    Imodium AD
Yeast Infection    Vaginal Creams such as Monostat or Gyne-Lotrimin
Flu or Cold    Preparations such as "Tylenol Cold" or "Tylenol  PM" contain combinations of medicines to treat a group of symptoms: Benadryl (Diphenhydramine),Chlorpheniramine and Dextramethorphan, for example. Using these products individually for specific symptoms may be preferable in order to limit the number of medications you take.


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