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.

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


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.