Obstetrics Obstetrics-Home What To Expect Your First Prenatal Visit Prenatal Testing Ultrasound Obstetrics FAQs Medications in Pregnancy Location 378 South Branch Road Suite 403 Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (908) 369-0970 Safe Medications During Pregnancy The following over the counter medications (Brand name in capital letters, generic in parenthesis) are considered to be safe during pregnancy. If the problem persists despite use of these medications, please call the office. Nausea EMETROL - follow directions on the package VITAMIN B6 - 50 mg twice per day UNISOM (Doxylamine succinate)– ½ tablet every 6 hours as needed (Caution: UNISOM may cause drowsiness) Headaches TYLENOL (Acetaminophen) – Regular or Extra-Strength, as directed on the package.  *Do NOT use any ASPIRIN, ADVIL, MOTRIN, ALEVE or IBUPROFEN PRODUCTS* Colds and Sinus Congestion CONTACT or TYLENOL brand cold medication SUDAFED (Pseudoephedrine 30 mg) CHLORTRIMETON (Chlorpheniramine maleate 4 mg) AFRIN NASAL SPRAY (Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05%) *Do NOT use for more than 3 consectutive days* BENADRYL (Diphenhydramine HCl) 25 mg (Caution: BENADRYL may cause drowsiness) VICKS VAPORUB OCEAN SPRAY (SALINE NASAL DROPS) HALLS LOZENGES Cough ROBITUSSIN COUGH SYRUP – regular (Guaifenesin) or DM formula (Guaifenesin + Dextromethorpan Hydrobromide) ONLY ROBITUSSIN COUGH DROPS Diarrhea KAOPECTATE or IMMODIUM A-D (Loperamide hydrochloride) *Drink GATORADE or PEDIALYTE to keep from becoming dehydrated* Constipation METAMUCIL, CITRUCEL OR FIBERCON GLYCERIN RECTAL SUPPOSITORIES Hemmorrhoids ANUSOL (Pramoxine HCl 1%) - ointment or suppositories PREPARATION H - (Phenylephrine HCl 0.25%) cream, ointment, or suppositories TUCKS (Witch Hazel) SITZ BATHS Heartburn/Upset Stomach MAALOX, MYLANTA OR TUMS ZANTAC OR PEPCID Vaginal Yeast Infection MONISTAT Vaginal Cream or Suppositories Use only external cream until 12 weeks, then place applicator only halfway into vagina after 12 weeks.