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Atlanta, GA 30342

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OB Safe Medication List

When you are pregnant, you are naturally more concerned with medications and any effects they may have on you or your baby. This brief list includes common over-the-counter medications with history of safe use in pregnancy.

As always, we recommend using the lowest dose of medication to control symptoms and for the shortest amount of time. Always follow package instructions for dosing and do not exceed the maximum dose recommended.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your medication's safety during pregnancy, please call our office or request an appointment.

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Pain/Fever or Headache

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safest in pregnancy. Follow package instructions for taking.

Advil (ibuprofen), Aleve (naproxen) and Aspirin should be avoided.

Nasal Congestion/Sinus

Sudafed (pseudoephedrine), Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Claritin (loratadine), Claritin-D and Zyrtec are safe for use in pregnancy.

Cough

Robitussin DM (dextromethorphan), Mucinex (guaifenesin) are safe for use in pregnancy.

Constipation

Prunes/Prune Juice, Metamucil (psyllium fiber), Colace (docusate) and Milk of Magnesia are safe for use in pregnancy.

Diarrhea

Pedialyte, fluids and a light diet is best for managing diarrhea. It is safe to take 1-2 doses of Imodium if needed. If diarrhea persists more than 2-3 days, please call the office.

Nausea/Heartburn

Peppermint gum/candy, Emetrol OTC Nausea Relief are good for mild nausea. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 10-25 mg taken three times daily is also helpful, especially when combined with Unisom (doxylamine) ½ or ¼ tablet. Tums/Rolaids (calcium carbonate) or Maalox/Mylanta (magnesium hydroxide/simethicone) are good for occasional mild heartburn. For more severe or recurrent heartburn, Zantac (ranitidine) 150 mg twice daily is safe.

Muscle/Leg Cramps

Epsom Salt soaks, heating pads and massage are safe in pregnancy.

Hemorrhoids

Preparation H Cream or Suppositories (hydrocortisone/pramoxine) as well as Tucks Pads (witch-hazel) are safe for use in pregnancy.

Yeast Infection

Monistat-3 (miconazole 3-day treatment) is safe for use in any trimester of pregnancy.

Our Metro-Atlanta Offices

Providing excellent care for women in our offices located in Alpharetta, Atlanta Midtown, Atlanta Perimeter, Canton, and Cumming and hospital services at Northside Atlanta, Northside Forsyth and Northside Cherokee.