Capital Women's Care -  Division 56/Charles Street OB/GYN

Medications Safe in Pregnancy:

Abreva

 

Mucinex

Rolaids

Zyrtec

Advair

Erythromycin

Mylanta

Singulair

 

Allegra

Fibercon

Nasonex

Terazol

 

Ambien

Fioricet

Nexium

Tums

 

Ampicillin

Flonase

Pepcid

Tylenol

 

Anusol (incl HC)

Gas X

Penicillin

Tylenol PM

 

Amoxicillin

Hydrocortisone 1%

Phenergan

Unisom

 

Benadryl

Imodium AD

Preparation H

Valtrex

 

Claritin (plain)

Kaopecate

Prilosec

Vicks

 

Clindesse

Keflex

Protonix

Zithromax (Z-pak)

 

Colace

Maalox

Pulmicort

Zofran

 

Diclegis

Miralax

Pyridium

Zoloft

 

 Excedrin Tension

Monistat

Reglan

 Zovirax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The following Medications are safe in pregnancy AFTER the first trimester

  • Bactrim DS
  • Diflucan
  • Flagyl
  • Macrobid

 

Most topical ointments, hair care products, self tanning lotions, facial cleansers and acne medications (including Benzoperoxide and Salicylic acid) are safe in pregnancy.

 

Medications to Avoid During Pregnancy: 

Ciprofloxacin

NSAIDS (Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve)

Doxycycline

Nyquil

Fluoroquinolones

Pepto Bismol

Levaquin

Tetracyclines

 

 

 

Dentist’s Office: 

All patients are encouraged to receive dental care prior to pregnancy or after they are over morning sickness. Research has shown that cavities may lead to pre-term labor. We do have the following requests:
  • No routine X-rays. Diagnostic X-rays are permissible with appropriate lead shielding of the abdomen.
  • If anitbiotics are indicated, please use penicillin or macrolides. Avoid fluoroquinolones and tetracyclines. Clindamycin is acceptable.
  • Tylenol and narcotic combinatio pain relievers (Percocet) are permissable on a short-term basis.
  • Please do not use NSAIDs, especially during the third trimester.
  • If the patient is more than 20 weeks, please avoid a flat supine position. Place a towel roll, pillow, or wedge under one hip so she is tilted to the side.
  • Local anesthetics (lidocaine, novocaine) without epinephrine are preferred.