Medication Guide During Pregnancy

Pregnant women may safely take the following over-the-counter medications – following all the directions on the container for adult dosage/use. Generic substitutes are OK. If on other medications, consult your obstetrician before use.  It is safe for pregnant women to take Tylenol/ Acetaminophen when taken according to the package directions.

At any time during your pregnancy, it is NOT OK to consume

  • Alcohol
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Marijuana
  • Street Drugs
  • Cigarettes
  • e-Cigarettes

DO NOT TAKE

  • Aspirin products
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Ibuprofen

If you have any further questions about a medication, be sure to ask your nurse or OB-GYN doctor.


Over-the-Counter Medications

ProblemOver-the-Counter MedicationsCall Your Obstetrician If You Have
Mild headaches/aches and painsTylenol (Acetaminophen) DO NOT exceed 3000mg/day
Extra Strength Tylenol (Acetaminophen) DO NOT exceed 3000mg/day
Severe and/or persistent headaches
Nasal congestion due to a cold, sinusitis, or allergiesAfrin Nasal Spray (for 3 days only)
Claritin plain,
NOT Claritin D
Humidifier
Mucinex
Neti Pot
Saline Nasal Spray
Sudafed (plain), after 1st trimester (13 weeks)--as long as not taking blood pressure medication
Cough due to a cold or minor throat irritationBenadryl (may cause drowsiness) — check with MD first if hyperthyroid, blood pressure, asthma, bladder problems, or ulcers
Robitussin DM (not to exceed 1 week of use)
Vicks VapoRub
Persistent cough
Sore throatAlcohol-free lozengesSevere or persistent sore throat
HeartburnTums
Mylanta
Maalox
If above medications not effective, may try OTC Pepcid or Zantac as directed
NO PRILOSEC
NO PEPTO-BISMOL
No relief
ConstipationMetamucil
Colace
Milk of Magnesia
Miralax
Severe straining
Mild to moderate diarrheaImodium
NO KAOPECTATE
No relief
GasGas-X (simethicone)
HemorrhoidsAnusol HC
Chilled witch hazel packs
Sitz bath
Tucks
Bleeding or severe pain
InsomniaWarm bath
Warm milk
Vitamin B6 (50 mg)
Benadryl (check with MD, as above under “Cough due to a cold or minor throat irritation”)
Tylenol PM Unisom, 1 tablet at bedtime
Nausea (morning sickness)5 to 6 small meals per day
Peppermint
Ginger
Vitamin B6 (10-25 mg three or four times a day)
Unisom 1⁄2 tablet 2 times daily or 1 tablet at bedtime
Persistent vomiting, weight loss, or inability to tolerate fluids for 24 hours
Yeast infectionsOTC 7-day Monistat (more effective than 1- or 3-day course)No relief – call for appointment to evaluate
AllergiesAfrin Nasal Spray (for 3 days only)
Benadryl (may cause drowsiness)
Claritin
Zyrtec
Sore musclesIcy Hot

Contact Us

Phone: 262-544-4411
Fax: 262-650-3856

Moreland OB-GYN Associates, S.C. now offers nine locations to serve your needs. Visit us in Waukesha, Mukwonago, Muskego, Sussex, Brookfield & Hartland.

Moreland OB/GYN-Lake Country offers three locations in Delafield, Oconomowoc & Watertown.

Rate Us Today!

Click on the logo to leave us feedback today!

button to Rate Our Business satisfaction survey form

Baby Gallery

Submit your Moreland OB-GYN baby photo to be added to our Baby Gallery
Click To See Gallery

View Our Products

We understand the importance of women's sexual health and provide a safe, private environment. Click here to view products from Wisconsin's OB-GYN Specialists.