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MEDICATIONS

Medications that you can and cannot use will vary based on your individual medical history. If you any specific questions or concerns please direct them to the care team during the time of your visit. Below you will find a list of medications to avoid and those that are safe during pregnancy. This is not an exhaustive list but a guide to commonly used medications. 


Even though a supplement or natural remedy is labeled as "natural" does not necessarily mean that is safe for pregnancy. Please let Dr. Mansour know if you are using or considering any natural remedies. 


Common Medications Safe to Use During Pregnancy

  • PAIN/FEVER
    Tylenol, Extra strength Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
    AVOID: Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Naprosyn (products containing Aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

  • COLDS/FLU/ALLERGIES/ASTHMA
    Claritin/D, Sudafed, Actifed, Benadryl, Robitussin DM, Lozenges, Alavert/D, Allegra/D, Zyrtec, Ventolin, Flonase, TB Testing

  • FLU SHOT
    Safe anytime in pregnancy

  • ANTIBIOTICS
    Penicillin, Ampicillin, Erythromycin, Zithromycin, and Macrobid are a few of the many safe antibiotics.  They may be safely prescribed by primary care physicians.

  • CONSTIPATION/HEMORRHOIDS/DIARRHEA
    Colace, Metamucil, Fibercon, Preparation H, Anusol, Imodium

  • HEARTBURN/NAUSEA/REFLUX/INDIGESTION
    Tums Ultra, Dramamine, Zantac, Maalox, Gaviscon

  • TOPICAL MEDICATIONS
    Monistat, any over the count 7-day antifungal cream.
    Hydrocortisone, Benadryl Cream, Bengay, Tiger Balm, Therapatch.