Obstetrics

Medications and Pregnancy

The following medications can be used for minor symptoms. Be sure to take the medication only as directed by your health care provider or as written on the label. If your symptoms are not relieved or get worse, contact the office.

For information on use of specific medications and substances during pregnancy please contact our office at: 319.363.2682.

Symptoms Over the Counter Medication:
Headache Tylenol (plain), regular or extra-strength. Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin or Aleve).
Cold Tylenol (plain), regular or extra-strength for aches and fever. Sudafed (plain) for nasal congestion only after the first trimester of pregnancy. Robitussin (plain), Robitussin DM for cough. Rest and drink plenty of fluids.
Constipation Metamucil, Fiber-all, Milk of Magnesia, bran, Colace, Citracel
Diarrhea Kaopectate. Drink small sips of clear liquids.
Indigestion Tums, Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta II, Zantac, Tagamet
Hemorrhoids Preparation H, Anusol HC.
Nausea and Vomiting Vitamin B6 (up to 75 mg. a day), Emetrol, Ginger, Acupuncture
Yeast Infection Monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin, Femstat.

Herbal remedies and supplements have not been proven by the FDA to perform as described. Please talk to your physician about herbal remedies/supplements prior to using during pregnancy.