Medication During Pregnancy

Some of the most common questions women have during pregnancy are related to the safety of medications that were taken prior to getting pregnant, or the safety of medications that they might need to take during their pregnancy. REPROTOX® is a database used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in their evaluation and communication regarding medication use during pregnancy.

It is important to remember that the information provided by REPROTOX® is only reference material and should not replace the guidance and direction provided directly by your health care provider.

The list below is a list of ingredients used in common over-the-counter medications. The problem with evaluating specific medications is that many over-the-counter medications contain two or more ingredients.  It is important to evaluate each ingredient separately. These medications should be available in the REPROTOX® database for you to evaluate potentially using during your pregnancy.  It is always beneficial to discuss any questions with your health care provider.
Acetaminophen
Aluminum Hydroxide
Aspirin
Bisacodyl USP
Bismuth Subsalicylate
Caffeine
Calcium
Calcium Carbonate
Chlorpheniramine Maleate
Cimetidine
Dextromethorphan
Doxylamine Succinate
Famotidine
Guaifenesin
Ibuprofen
Loperamide
Loratadine
Magnesium Hydroxide
Magnesium Trisilicate
Methylcellulose
Miconazole
Naproxen
Omeprazole
Phenylephrine
Pseudoephedrine
Ranitidine
Simethicone

Last Updated: 08/2008

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