Medications That Can Be Taken During Pregnancy

We know that sometimes medication is needed when you are pregnant, so we have provided a list of over-the-counter medications that are safe for a woman to take during her pregnancy. If your symptoms are not relieved after taking a medication from this list, please call our office for further assistance. Click here for a printable list. 

• Claritin
• Zyrtec
• Benadryl
• Actifed
• Sudafed (requires a prescription)
• Chlortrimeton

Artificial Sweeteners
• Nutrasweet
• Splenda
*Do Not Use: Sweet & Low or Saccharine*

• Fibercon
• Metamucil
• Citrucel
• Milk of Magnesia
• Colace

Coughs & Colds
• Robitussin PE or Robitussin DM
• Tylenol Sinus
• Vicks Vapo-Rub
• Cough Drops
*Do Not Use: Nyquil or Dayquil*

Head Lice
• Nix

Heartburn / Indigestion
• Mylanta
• Pepcid
• Zantac
• Maalox
• Gaviscon
• Gas-X
*Do Not Use: Pepto Bismol*

• Preparation H
• Anusol HC
• Tucks

Nasal congestion
• Robitussin CF
• Actifed
• Sudafed
• Saline Nasal Spray
• Mucinex

Pain, Fever, or Headache
• Tylenol—regular or extra strength
*Do Not Use: Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin or Aleve*

Poison Oak
• Zanfel
• Benadryl Cream or Spray

Sleep Aid
• Benadryl
• Tylenol PM
• Unisom

Sore Throat
• Cepacol
• Chloraseptic Spray
• Throat lozenges or Cough drops

Rash / Itching
• Calamine lotion
• Benadryl
• Benadryl Lotion
• Hydrocortisone cream 1%

Skin Care
• Pro-Active
• Stridex pads
• Clearasil
• Antibacterial Soap
• Facials

Yeast Infection
• Monistat 7
• Gyne-Lotrimin

• Vitamin B6 (10-25mg) and Unisom (over-the-counter sleep aid)
o Take one tablet of B6 and ½ tablet of Unisom in the morning and afternoon
o Take one tablet of B6 and one tablet of Unisom at bedtime


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Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon, PC

1075 SW Grandview Ave. Suite 200 Grants Pass, Oregon 97527

Phone: 541-479-8363 Fax: 541-476-2841

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