Medications Safe in Pregnancy

  • Abreva
  • Advair
  • Allegra
  • Ambien
  • Ampicillin
  • Anusol (incl HC)
  • Amoxicillin
  • Benadryl
  • Claritin (plain)
  • Clindesse
  • Colace
  • Diclegis
  • Excedrin Tension
  • Erythromycin
  • Fibercon
  • Fioricet
  • Flonase
  • Gas X
  • Hydrocortisone 1%
  • Imodium AD
  • Kaopecate
  • Keflex
  • Maalox
  • Miralax
  • Monistat
  • Mucinex
  • Mylanta
  • Nasonex
  • Nexium
  • Pepcid
  • Penicillin
  • Phenergan
  • Preparation H
  • Prilosec
  • Protonix
  • Pulmicort
  • Pyridium
  • Reglan
  • Rolaids
  • Singulair
  • Terazol
  • Tums
  • Tylenol
  • Tylenol PM
  • Unisom
  • Valtrex
  • Vicks
  • Zithromax (Z-pak)
  • Zofran
  • Zoloft
  • Zovirax
  • Zyrtec


Medications Safe AFTER the First Trimester

  • Bactrim DS
  • Diflucan
  • Flagyl
  • Macrobid


Most topical ointments, hair care products, self tanning lotions, facial cleansers and acne medications (including benzoperoxide and salicylic acid) are safe in pregnancy.

Medications to Avoid During Pregnancy

  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Doxycycline
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Levaquin
  • NSAIDS (Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve)
  • Nyquil
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Tetracyclines


Dentist’s Office

All patients are encouraged to receive dental care prior to pregnancy or after they are over morning sickness. Research has shown that cavities may lead to pre-term labor. We do have the following requests:

  • No routine X-rays. Diagnostic X-rays are permissible with appropriate lead shielding of the abdomen.
  • If anitbiotics are indicated, please use penicillin or macrolides. Avoid fluoroquinolones and tetracyclines. Clindamycin is acceptable.
  • Tylenol and narcotic combinatio pain relievers (Percocet) are permissable on a short-term basis.
  • Please do not use NSAIDs, especially during the third trimester.
  • If the patient is more than 20 weeks, please avoid a flat supine position. Place a towel roll, pillow or wedge under one hip so she is tilted to the side.
  • Local anesthetics (lidocaine, novocaine) without epinephrine are preferred.