Medications for Obstetric Patients

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The following “over the counter” drugs may be taken safely during pregnancy.  Please remember that “non-drug treatment” should be first attempted, and then if there is no relief, you may use the following guidelines.  (EXAMPLE – if you have a headache:  Non-drug treatment – lie down in a quiet darkened room and rest; if there is no relief after trying this, then take Tylenol).

Medications You May Take During Pregnancy

ANTACIDS  LAXATIVES COLDS
Maalox Doxidan Chlor-trimeton
Rolaids Senokot Actifed
Pepcid Metamucil Sudafed (plain)
Mylanta Colace Robitussin DM cough syrup
Riopan

Citrucel

Claritin (for allergies)
Tums                            Peri-Colace Tylenol (2 regular or 1

Milk of Magnesia          extra strength)
     
THROAT HEMORRHOIDS CALCIUM
Lozenges (NO           Preparation H               Calcium intake 1200mg
MENTHOL) Anusol daily - equivalent to 
  Tucks Pads approx. 3 to 4 servings
    of food containing calcium
    (dairy) in diet every day

 

NOTICE: Any of the above may be purchased "over the counter" in the drug store. Take as directed on the box.