While it is generally recommended to avoid all unnecessary medications while pregnant, many over the counter medications can be used safely. 

The following medications and techniques can be used safely: 

  • Vitamin Supplements 

Daily intake of Iron and folic acid tablets are recommended during pregnancy. If you have Vitamin D deficiency, your doctor may recommend a Vitamin D supplement. 

  • Nausea / Vomiting 

Vitamin B6: 50mg 1­-3 times per day 

Doxylamine (Unisom): ½ tablet can be taken with Vitamin B6. This is a sleeping aid with anti­nausea properties and can be sedating 

  • Fever / Headache 

Acetaminophen: Do not exceed the daily dosage. 

DO NOT take aspirin or ibuprofen unless directed by your doctor 

  • Acid Reflux & Indigestion

Eat frequent smaller meals.

Avoiding lying down for 1 hour after eating 

Avoid spicy or acidic foods

 Zantac (ranitidine) 

  • Constipation

Increase your water and vegetable intake 

Fiber supplements 

Stool softener

  • Hemorrhoids

Increase your water intake 

Fiber supplements 

  • Cough / Cold

Saline nasal spray 

Cough syrup containing dextromethorphan 

Antihistamines: Allegra