Approved OTC Medications in pregnancy
If needed, you may use these over the counter medications. However, we advise you to avoid taking any unnecessary medications during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you have questions or concerns, please call our office or speak with your provider.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Extra Strength Tylenol
DO NOT USE: Aspirin, Motrin , Advil (Ibuprofen), Aleve (unless specifically told to by your healthcare provider)
Try small frequent meals.
Ginger Ale, Vitamin B6, Sea Bands
Unisom 25mg tablets NOT capsules (1/2 tablet 30 minutes before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner. 1 tablet at bedtime.)
Heartburn, Indigestion, Gas
Benadryl 25 mg twice a day
Tums , Rolaids , Gas-X , Mylanta (safe to use for first 12 weeks), Zantac, Maalox, Prilosec OTC, Pepcid
DO NOT USE: Pepto-Bismol
Unisom 25mg tablets NOT capsules (1 tablet at bedtime)
Monistat 3 or 7 vaginal
Preparation H, Tucks, Witch Hazel
Colace, FiberCon, Citrucel, Metamucil,
Milk of Magnesia, Fiberall