Pregnancy and Medications: Drugs Safe for Pregnancy

By: Women's Care Florida Staff

Pregnancy can be a beautiful experience. However, you may experience a number of discomforts during your pregnancy as well. In addition, women can be more susceptible to ailments like cold, flu and other conditions. We presently live in a world where much of our discomforts can be treated easily with medications. Furthermore, certain drugs and medications can harm your developing baby. To get the rundown of drugs safe for pregnancy, read through our guide below.

Pregnancy and medications

If you’re like most, you’ve been to an average pharmacy. Aisle after aisle consists of drugs and medications. It’s unrealistic to play it safe and ditch any and all medications. Plus, you may need a type of drug during your pregnancy. So to learn the do’s and don’ts of drugs safe for pregnancy, where do you start?

We suggest breaking it down by symptom and category. This is because you can get a better idea of what’s typically safe and what’s not. Additionally, reading the backs of drug labels gives you information on whether or not pregnant women should use it.

Drugs for pregnancy category breakdown

  • Headaches
  • Respiratory Symptoms
    • Cold/allergies
    • Cough
    • Nasal Spray
    • Throat
  • Intestinal Symptoms
    • Constipation
    • Gas
    • Heartburn
    • Hemroids
    • Nausea
    • Pain
  • Back & Muscle Symptoms
    • Leg cramps
    • Tooth pain
  • Skin Irritation & Antibiotic Ointments
    • Acne
    • Antibiotics
    • Crabs/lice
    • Herpes
    • Rash
  • Sleep Problems/ Insomnia
    • Sleep aids
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Prenatal Vitamins

If you need medication relevant to any of these categories, read the complete list of Medications & Other Treatments to Relieve Discomforts During Pregnancy. We list specific ingredients and certain drugs associated with categories that are and are not safe to take.

Other drug categories safe for pregnancy

If none of these categories apply to you, speak with your ob-gyn. Also, to get a better understanding of drugs safe for pregnancy, contact a provider at Women’s Care Florida.

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