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Medications During Pregnancy
No medication is proven completely safe in pregnancy. Therefore, please use any medication only when absolutely necessary for the shortest duration possible. Below is a list of medications that you may find helpful for treating common ailments that may present during pregnancy. All of the medications listed are over the counter and do not require a prescription. Unless specifically noted otherwise, use medications as they appear on product packaging.
Rest and increase fluid intake
Use a humidifier or vaporizer
Benadryl or Claritin, Robitussin, Tylenol (3 regular strength or 2 extra strength) and saline nasal spray may be used
Afrin may cause rebound congestion and should be used sparingly
Sudafed may be used after the first trimester
Try to use alcohol free products
If you have itching and white discharge, you may try Monistat
Chronic moisture from normal discharge or urinary leakage can cause irritation, Desitin may help. Chronic pantiliner use may worsen irritation by chafing and should be used sparingly. Wear breathable fabric underwear like cotton.