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Prenatal Medication Guide

Medication Guidelines from Ventura’s Leading OBGYNs

Before you start or stop any medicine, it is always best to speak with the doctor who is caring for you while you are pregnant.

Pain Medication

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Extra Strength Tylenol DO NOT USE: Aspirin, Motrin, Advil (Ibuprofen), Aleve (unless specified by your healthcare provider)

Anthistamines

Zyrtec, Claritin, Benadryl, Dimetapp

Decongestants

Sudafed (pseudoephedrine), Robitussin CF, Tylenol Cold and Sinus, Actifed, Dimetapp

Insomnia

Benadryl (for occasional use only)

Hemorrhoids

Preparation H, Tucks

Diarrhea

Imodium AD or KaopectateBRAT Diet (banana, rice, applesauce, toast)

Nausea

Try small frequent meals. Ginger Ale, Vitamin B6, Sea Bands Sweet fruit syrup from canned fruits, i.e. pears/peaches

Heartburn, Indigestion, Gas

Maalox, Mylanta, Zantac, Pepcid AC, Tums, Rolaids

Cough/Colds

Robitussin (cough)

Yeast Infections

Monistat 3 or 7

Toothache

Extra Strength Tylenol

Constipation

Increase fluid intake, Colace, Metamucil

Request a Consultation in Ventura, CA

The team at Ventura County Obstetric & Gynecologic Medical Group are here to answer all of your pregnancy-related questions including questions about what medications are ok to take while pregnant. For more information, please call our office today at (805) 643-8695.

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