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Medications During Pregnancy

Medications During Pregnancy

The hormonal and physiologic changes during pregnancy make a big impact on your body as well your mind. The changes are visually and psychological. Many pregnant women experience progesterone levels that increase mood swings.

 The hormones can make you go from feeling happy one minute to feeling like crying the next minute. Some medications can be dangerous during pregnancy. It’s important to contact your physician before taking any medication during the pregnancy.

List Of Possible Safe Medications During Pregnancy

Before taking any medicine during pregnancy make sure to consult with your doctor. List of possible safe medications during pregnancy

Here is a list of safe medications to take during pregnancy:


  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  • Claritin

Make sure to consult your doctor before taking these in the first trimester.

Cold and Flu

  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Saline nasal drops
  • Warm salt/ water gargle

Check with your doctor before taking any other medication, especially in the first trimester.


  • Colace
  • Metamucil

First Aid Ointment

  • Bacitracin
  • J&J First Aid Cream
  • Neosporin
  • Polysporin


  • Benadryl cream
  • Hydrocortisone create or ointment
  • Oatmeal bath (Aveeno)

Medications To Avoid During Pregnancy

Medications to avoid during pregnancy

 Here are 10 of the most common drugs to avoid during pregnancy. I have not included all drugs to avoid in the list.

  • Aspirin
  • Bismuth subsalicylate
  • Brompheniramine
  • Caffeine
  • Castor oil
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen
  • Nicotine
  • Phenylephrine

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