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Medications Acceptable in Pregnancy

Please review our Pregnancy Instructions document that contains helpful information on acceptable medications to use during your pregnancy.

Heartburn:
  • Mylanta and Gelcaps
  • Riopan
  • Maalox
  • Rolaids
  • Tums
  • Remain upright at least 30 minutes after a meal
Headaches:
  • Tylenol (plain or extra strength)
  • Acetaminophen
  • NO ADVIL, NUPRIN, MOTRIN, ALEVE, or IBUPROPHEN
Constipation:
  • Colace
  • Peri-colace
  • Metamucil
  • Fiber laxatives (Fibercon, Perdiem)
  • Senekot
  • Increase fluids (water) - Have a minimum of 8-10 glasses per day
  • Increase consumption of raw vegetables and fruit
Sinus Congestion/Flu-like symptoms:
  • Increase fluid intake
  • Rest as much as possible
  • You may use Sudafed or Chlortrimeton
  • Robitussin (plain) for coughs
  • Humidifier or cool mist vaporizer
  • Chloraseptic spray or lozenges
  • Vitamin C (500 mg)
Hemorrhoids:
  • Preparation H
  • Tucks - Anusol
  • Warm, shallow bath soaks
  • If heavy rectal bleeding occurs, please call the office
Diarrhea:
  • Increase fluids (Gatorade, Pedialyte, Kaolyte)
  • Bland diet (NO spicy foods, fruits, juices, milk products)
  • If diarrhea lasts longer than two days, please call the office
MedlinePlus Drug Information:
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