MEDICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY
Mylanta – all available forms
The following list of medications is suggested when necessary for
use during pregnancy. Medications should be used cautiously
during the first trimester (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy. If a
medication you wish to use does not appear on this list, please
check with our office BEFORE using. The following medications do
not require a prescription and should be used as directed unless
Avoid greasy, spicy and fried foods
otherwise noted by your physician. Beware of “natural” products,
as not all have been tested for safe use during pregnancy.
Mylanta – all available forms, Maalox,
Tums, Pepcid AC, Pepcid Complete, Tagamet HB200,
If you have a question about the safety of a medication,
please call the office.
Zantac 75, Gaviscon
(liquid forms work best)
Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton, Claritin,
Increase fiber and water.
Preparation H, Anusol HC, Tucks
Saline Nasal Spray (Ocean)
Os-Cal or Caltrate
Robitussin plain or Robitussin DM
Robitussin Cough, Cold & Flu
NAUSEA AND/OR VOMITING
Cough Drops (avoid licorice flavor)
Eat small frequent meals. Carbohydrates usually help.
Stay hydrated with small sips of liquid. Avoid having
Increase Fiber and Water
Vitamin B6 50mg am and pm
Colace, Metamucil, Citrucel, Effer-syllium
Ginger tablet 250mg every 6 hours
Fiber One Cereal
Unisom sleep tablet ½ tablet and
Vitamin B6 25mg three times daily.
Drink clear liquids, avoid milk products x 24 hours.
Monistat 7 (do not use single dose treatment)
(If diarrhea lasts more than 2 days notify the office)
DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY:
Tylenol (regular or extra strength)
Pepto Bismol/Alka Seltzer