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Medications during pregnancy is a issue that is very difficult. While there are always risks with everything you take, there are some medications that have a very high safety level. There is always a potential for the baby to receive the medication when you take it, so it is important to avoid medications when possible. But if you are completely miserable and need something to relieve discomforts, there are plenty of medications that are safe for your baby. Many of these medications are commonly used during pregnancy. Another thing to remember is as the pregnancy progresses, these medications have even less risk for the baby. But always discuss medications with your health care provider.
Here are medications and other remedies that are considered safe to take during pregnancy. I put them each under discomfort categories so that you can find one to take for different ailments. I have included over-the-counter, prescription medications, and home remedies.
Sudafed (do not take if you have a history of high blood pressure and avoid Sudafed 12 hour)
Robitussin, Robitussin DM, Robitussin PE
Dimetapp (not Dimetapp Cold and Allergy)
Cholraseptic (for a sore throat)
Saline nasal drops or spray
Warm salt/water gargle
*Ask your healthcare provider before taking these in the first trimester.
Milk of Magnesia
Preparation H cream
Preparation H ointment
Kaopectate (liquid only)
J&J First Aid Cream
Caladryl lotion or cream
Hydrocortisone cream or ointment
Aveeno oatmeal bath
Monistat (for yeast infection)
Zithromax (for upper respiratory infections)
Macrobid (for urinary tract infection)
Gyne-lotrimin (for fungal/yeast infection)
Thanks for stopping by! My next post I will be sharing about my experience with pre-term labor and some guidelines for what to do if your experience it.