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Medications in Pregnancy

Medications in PregnancyWe should know of all prescription, non-prescription and natural drugs you are taking. We prefer you only take medications if absolutely necessary. Some are quite dangerous in pregnancy. High levels of certain vitamins can even cause birth defects. Listed below is a list of over the counter medications that may be taken safely in pregnancy by following the manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • Headaches – Tylenol, Extra-Strength Tylenol
  • Heartburn – Antacids such as Tums, Maalox, Mylanta
  • Nausea – Emetrol, Unisom (1/2 tablet) combined with vitamin B6 (100mg)
  • Diarrhea – Kaopectate
  • Constipation – Metamucil (as a preventative), Haley’s MO
  • Colds – Tylenol Cold & Sinus, Sudafed, Tylenol PM

Medications in Pregnancy: Dr. Elbridge F. Bills