Over the Counter Medications

At Wayne Obstetrics and Gynecology, we are concerned with the health and welfare of you and your baby. Please take a minute to read through this information regarding products which are considered safe when used correctly during pregnancy.

The following are over-the-counter medications that are intended to be used for simple, uncomplicated illnesses and are considered safe after the 12th week of pregnancy. Please call for treatment recommendations prior to the 12th week of your pregnancy or after the 12th week if the illness hasn’t responded to the medication suggested.

Allegra - allergies
Benadryl (liquid or capsules) - allergy, itching, hives
Benadryl (liquid or capsules) or Tylenol PM - trouble sleeping
Claritin - allergies
Emetrol Liquid - nausea
Milk of Magnesia, Metamucil or Colace - constipation
Kaopectate - diarrhea
Maalox of Mylanta (NO SODIUM) Tums, Digel or Riopan - heartburn
Miralax - constipation
Monistat/Gyne-Lotrimin - vaginal yeast infections
Robitussin - cough
Saline Nasal Spray (Ocean Spray) - runny or stuffy nose
Tylenol (acetaminophen, regular or extra strength tablets) - headaches, flu like symptoms, aches or pains
Tylenol Cold and Sinus - colds, runny nose, sinuses, flu like symptoms
Zyrtec - allergies


Remember the cardinal rule for pregnant women is that no drug can be assumed harmless, therefore, check with us before taking other medications during your pregnancy.