Safe Medications

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Safe Medications

Nausea and vomiting
• Vitamin B6 (take 25 mg as directed)
• Doxylamine (Unisom-take 12.5 mg as directed)
• Ginger
• Preggie Pops

Allergies
• Loratadine (Claritin)
• Cetirizine (Zyrtec)
• Fexofenadine (Allegra)
• Hydroxyzine
• Steroid nasal sprays (Nasonex, Nasacort, Flonase)

Headaches
• Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
• Do NOT take aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen

Cold and Flu
• Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
• Dextromethorphan (Robitussin)
• Guaifenesin (Mucinex)
• Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
• Benzocaine (Chloraseptic, Cepacol, Halls) lozenges for sore throat
• Saline nose spray

Heartburn
• Famotidine (Pepcid AC)
• Omeprazole (Prilosec)
• Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide (Maalox)
• Calcium carbonate/magnesium carbonate (Mylanta)
• Calcium carbonate (Tums)

Diarrhea
• BRAT diet (Banana, rice, applesauce, toast)
• Loperamide (Imodium)

Constipation
• Water
• Docusate (Colace)
• Psyllium (Metamucil)
• Milk of magnesium (magnesium hydroxide)
• Polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX)

Hemorrhoids
• Phenylephrine/mineral oil/petrolatum (Preparation H)
• Witch hazel (Tucks pads or ointment)

Rash
• Calamine
• Diphenhydramine cream (Benadryl)
• Hydrocortisone cream or ointment

Of note: Please use all medications as directed on packages. No medication can be considered 100% safe to use during pregnancy. If you have any concerns, please discuss with your healthcare provider.