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Care for Women in
All Phases of Life
T L Jenkins MD

Medication Use During Pregnancy

Medication Use During PregnancyKnowing what you can and cannot take during pregnancy can seem confusing. We have developed this guide to help you. If you have any questions about symptoms or how to treat them, we are only a phone call away. Call 855-346-8610.

Acne
USE:

  • Salicylic Acid
  • Topical Erythromycin
  • Clindamycin
  • Benzoyl peroxide

AVOID:

  • Accutane
  • Tetracycline
  • Retin-A
  • Minocycline

Antibiotics
USE:

  • Penicillin
  • Keflex
  • E-mycins
  • Cephalosporins
  • Ceclor
  • Macrodantin/Macrobid
  • Zithromax

AVOID:

  • Tetracycline
  • Cipro
  • Levaquin
  • Minocycline

Allergies/Colds
USE:

  • Allegra, Claritin, Benadryl, Zyrtec
  • Dimetapp, Chlor-Trimeton
  • Vicks Vapor rub
  • Mucinex (guaifenesin)
  • Tylenol Cold and Sinus*
  • Pseudoephedrine, Sudafed 12-hour*
  • Sudafed*

*AVOID if blood pressure problems exist.

Constipation
USE:

  • Metamucil
  • Dulcolax Suppository
  • Miralax, Colace, Senokot

Cough
USE:

  • Cough drops
  • Robitussin DM
  • Phenergan with Codeine (prescription only)

Lice/Crab
USE:

  • RID

Gas
USE:

  • Gas-X
  • Phazyme
  • Mylicon

Headaches
USE:

  • Cool compress
  • Acetaminophen
  • Tylenol regular or extra strength

*AVOID Ibuprofen

Heartburn
Do not lie down for at least one hour after you eat.

  • Tums, up to 4 per day
  • Zantac, Rolaids, Prilosec, Prevacid
  • Pepcid Complete
  • Milk of Magnesia, Pepcid, Mylanta, Maalox, Aciphex

AVOID:

  • Pepto Bismol
  • Alka Seltzer

Hemorrhoids
USE:

  • Vaseline lotion applied with tissue
  • Tucks, Preparation H
  • OTC Hydrocortisone
  • Anusol/Anusol H.C. (prescription Analpram 2.5%)

Herpes
USE:

  • Valtrex
  • Famvir
  • Acyclovir

Leg Cramps
USE:

  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Benadryl

Nasal Spray
USE:

  • Saline spray

AVOID:

  • Afrin

Nausea:
USE:

  • 25mg vitamin B6 up to 3 times per day
  • Vitamin B6 25mg at bedtime, Unisom 1/4 or 1/2 tab at bedtime
  • 250mg Ginger Root up to 4 times per day
  • Emetrol, Dramamine
  • Acupressure, Sea Bands
  • High complex carbs before bed

Pain
USE:

  • Tylenol

AVOID:

  • Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin

Rash
USE:

  • Hydrocortisone Cream 1%
  • Benadryl

Sleep Aids
USE:

  • Chamomile tea
  • Warm milk, add sugar or vanilla for flavor
  • Benadryl
  • Tylenol PM, Unisom

Throat
USE:

  • Gargle warm salty water
  • Throat lozenges
  • Cepastat, Cepacol

Tooth Pain
USE:

  • Oragel

Yeast Infection
USE:

  • Terazol-3
  • Monistat-3, Gyne-lotrimin

AVOID:

  • 1-day treatments

 



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