Indianapolis Location
8051 S. Emerson Ave., Suite 400
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237

317.865.3600


Mooresville Location
1205 Hadley Rd.
Mooresville, Indiana 46158

317.584.3454

Safe Medications

During pregnancy, women can be more susceptible to ailments like cold and flu and other conditions. Only certain medications are safe during pregnancy. The following are considered safe. Follow the labels for dosage and directions. Contact the office with questions.

Acne
Benzoyl Peroxide
Clindamycin
Topical Erythromycin
Salicylic Acid

Avoid:
Accutane
Retin-A
Tetracycline
Minocycline

Antibiotics
Ceclor
Cephalosporins
E-mycins
Keflex
Macrobid/Macrodantin
Penicillin
Zithromax

Avoid:
Cipro
Tetracycline
Minocycline
Levaquin

Colds/Allergies/Sore Throat
Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec
Cepacol
Cepastat
Chlor-Trimeton, Dimetapp
Drixoral-Non-Drowsy
Mucinex (guaifenesin)
Salt Water Gargle w/ warm water
Sudafed**/Sudafed-12 Hour**
Sudafed PE Pseudoephedrine**
Throat Lozenges
Tylenol Cold & Sinus**
Vicks Vapor Rub

**AVOID if problems With Blood Pressure
Avoid:
Airborne

Constipation
Colace, Miralax, Senakot
Dulcolax Suppository
Fibercon, Metamucil
Fiber Pills
Cough
Actifed, Sudafed
Cough Drops
Phenergan w/Codeine if prescribed
Robitussin (plain & DM)
Heartburn
(Avoid lying down for at least 1 hour after meals)
Aciphex, Maalox, Mylanta, Pepcid,
Milk of Magnesia
Pepcid Complete
Prevacid, Prilosec OTC, Rolaids
Zantac
Tums (limit 4/day)
Gas
Gas-X
Mylicon
Phazyme
Headaches
Cold Compress
Acetaminophen (regular or extra strength)
Hemorrhoids
Anusol/Anusol H.C.
(RX: Analapram 2.5%)
Hydrocortisone OTC
Preparation H, Tucks
Herpes
Acyclovir
Famvir
Valtrex
Leg Cramps
Benadryl
Nasal Spray
Saline Nasal Spray
Nausea
Vitamin B6 25mg 3 times daily
Unisom 1/4 or 1/2 tablet at bedtime
Vitamin B6 and Unisom at bedtime
Dramamine, Emetrol
Ginger Root 250mg 4 times daily
High complex carbs @ bedtime
Sea Bands – Acupressure
Pain
Tylenol
Lortab**, Percocet**
Vicodin**
**Narcotic medications should only be used when prescribed for a legitimate medical problem by a doctor for a short period of time.
Rash
Benadryl
1% Hydrocortisone Cream
Sleep Aids
Benadryl
Chamomile Tea
Unisom, Tylenol PM
Prenatal Vitamins
Any over the counter or prescribed prenatal vitamins.
Tooth Pain
Orajel
Yeast Infection
Gyne-lotrimin, Monistat-3
Terazol-3

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