Associates in Women's Healthcare
Delivering Women's Health

Medications while Pregnant

What medications can I take while pregnant?

Knowing what you can and cannot take when you are taking medicine for two can be difficult. This is a list of medications it is safe to take as long as you are having a normal pregnancy. Whether you are pregnant or not, generics can be substituted for name brands, unless your physician says otherwise.

  • Allergy Symptoms: Benedryl, or Cortaid

  • Congestion: Sudafed, Actifed, or Mucinex

  • Constipation: Metemucil, Colace, or Milk of Magnesia

  • Cough/Chest: Robitussin DM or Triaminic

  • Diarrhea: Immodium

  • Fever: Tylenol (2 regular strength)

  • Headache: Tylenol (2 regular strength)

  • Heartburn: Maalox, Mylanta, Kudrox, Rolaids, or Tums

  • Hemorrhoids: Preparation H, or Anusol

  • Nausea: Emetrol

  • Pain: Tylenol (2 regular strength)

  • Yeast: Gynelotrimin, Mycelex (May use vaginal applicator unless you have been told not to have anything in the vagina), or Monistat (okay after 3rd month)