Safe medications during pregnancy

Taking medications while pregnant: Learn what’s safe for you

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One of the biggest concerns expectant mothers have is ingesting something that could harm their baby. But no one likes to suffer with unnecessary sickness or pain – especially when pregnant.

Here’s a list of over-the-counter medications that are safe to take while expecting:

  • Tylenol: Works great for pain, headache or a fever
  • Saline nasal spray: If you are suffering from a head cold with congestion, this will help
  • Guaifenesin or dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM): Provide help for a cough
  • Claritin: Good for allergies
  • Colace and Miralax: Help with constipation, a common symptom of pregnancy
  • Tums, Rolaids, Pepcid: Help ease the symptoms of heartburn, another well-known symptom of pregnancy
  • Simethicone (Gas-X): Helps with bloating or stomach discomfort during pregnancy
  • Imodium: May help relieve diarrhea, which can be common while pregnant
  • Monistat 3 or 7: Helpful for yeast infections

The most important thing to remember is that you and your unborn baby need to be as healthy as possible, and if you have any questions or concerns about what you can take and what you can’t, speak to your provider.

Posted In Health Information, Pregnancy, Women's

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