Pregnancy raises a lot of questions, and a big one is “what kinds of medications are safe to take?” We know that your health and the health of your baby is of the utmost importance, so to help simplify your pregnancy, here’s our helpful chart to know which medications are and are not safe* to take while pregnant.
Looking for an even easier answer? Healthy Mama is a medication brand designed especially for pregnant women, so it may not be the most convenient option (or the cheapest), you can be assured that your needs as a pregnant mama, are being put first.
*Please note that no medication can be considered 100% safe
Sudafed PE Pseudoephedrine**
Tylenol Cold & Sinus **
**AVOID if Problems with Blood Pressure
AVOID cold remedies that contain alcohol
Colace, Dulcolax Suppository
Fibercon, Fiber-Lax, Metamucil,
Milk of Magnesia, Miralax,
Phenergan w/Codeine if prescribed
Robitussin (plain & DM)
(for 24 hours, only after 12 weeks of pregnancy)
Maalox Total Relief
Pepto Diarrhea, Contro
Tylenol (Regular or Extra Strength)
(Avoid lying down for at least 1 hour after meals)
Pepcid, Pepcid Complete
Prevacid, Prilosec, Rolaids
Tums (limit 4/day)
(RX: Analapram 2.5%)
Preparation H, Tucks
Vaseline lotion applied to tissue
Maximum Strength Unisom SleepGels,
EaZZZe the Pain!
Saline Nasal Spray
Afrin nasal spray
Vitamin B6 25mg 3 times daily
Unisom 1/4 or 1/2 tablet at bedtime
Vitamin B6 or Unisom at bedtime
Ginger Root 250mg 4 times daily
High Complex Carbs @ Bedtime
Sea Bands – Acupressure
Tylenol/Extra Strength Tylenol
Tramadol**, Tylenol 3**,
**Narcotic medications should only be used when prescribed for a legitimate medical problem by a doctor for a short period of time
Any of the counter prenatal vitamins.
DHA is an optional addition to your prental vitamin and can be obtained in a separate pill. DHA can be found in fish oil, some plant based vitamins and Expecta DHA
Caladryl lotion or cream
1% Hydrocortisone Cream
Oatmeal bath (Aveeno)
Unisom, Tylenol PM
Warm milk add sugar/vanilla for flavor
Salt Water Gargle w/warm water
1 Day Creams
If you have other questions about medications, or wish to speak to a provider, our clinic hours are posted here. If you are an expecting mother looking for an OB/GYN, you can see which of our providers are accepting new patients here.
We wish you a safe and happy pregnancy. From all of us here at Sound Family Medicine, congratulations on your growing family!